We prefer our default option than venturing out to the unknown, even if it gives us a better chance to change for the better.
Sticking to the job we hate feels better than trying to run the business we have been meaning to do.
Nurturing a relationship that doesn't make us happy seems safer than going into a new relationship.
Status quo maintains things as they currently are, even when they are vanquishing your life.
You miss out potential benefits that could outweigh the risks by keeping a disproportionate preference for the present state of affairs.