“You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally?” –The Daily Post
I believe any and all changes should be made incrementally. I can not think of one instance of where a sudden change would be a good thing. For instance, I have never been the type of guy to run and dive right into the cold pool. I would rather walk in slowly and adjust to the chilly water (which is probably more painful but it’s simply how I feel like it has to be done).
Even when it comes to things like a person who is trying to quit some sort of undesirable act, such as smoking. I’d imagine it would be better to slowly wean yourself off of smoking than to wake up on day, completely stop, and then slowly fall back into the habit a week or two later.
Life wasn’t meant to change rapidly. That’s why the continents shift only a fraction of an inch with each passing year. That’s why fish can go into shock and die when suddenly dropped into water of a different temperature. That’s why people take years and years to fully develop.
There’s no reason to rush life. Everything is already short enough as it is.