The Dog on the Nail Story

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There’s an old story that goes like this:

A man walks by his neighbor’s house every day and sees a dog sitting on the front porch. The dog is always whimpering.
One day, the man asks his neighbor, “Why is your dog always whimpering, is something wrong?”
The neighbor responds, “He’s always sat in that spot. One day, a nail came loose in the floorboard. It hurts when he sits on it, just not bad enough for him to move somewhere else.”

I think of this story often. It’s easy to get comfortable with things as they are, but sometimes we need to realize that it’s time to make a change.

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