There are a series of conditions that are a prerequisite to an existential transformation. The first is awareness. One must become aware of the differential gap. The second is dissatisfaction. The term “dissatisfaction” is mild, but it may be thought of as encompassing a continuum. The end of that continuum is despair, or even hopelessness.
Until there is awareness, and dissatisfaction, true change cannot take place. The hardest man to transform is the man that has deluded himself into a state of self-satisfaction. Blessed are the poor in spirit; they shall see God.