Embracing change






Change is inevitable yet for some reason we do not always welcome it.  Change is necessary for growth and progress. Change can bring us to a better place and it can bring us to a place of stress and strain.  Change will bring us into unfamiliar territory which in itself is worrying.  Often we fear what we do not know and may find ourselves opting to remain where we are because it is comfortable.  The thought of change is often far worse in our minds than change itself. Our imagination can run wild as we overthink and conjour up ideas on how life will be before we have even taken a step.

When I look back on my life I can recall various circumstances where I feared change.  The unknown seemed daunting and I imagined what the change would be like as oppose to stepping out and seeing in reality.  On occasions change did not benefit me but it was still a process I had to go through. On other occasions change did benefit me although it may not have initially presented itself as a positive.

Insecurities can hinder our decision to take action which will lead to change. We may worry a project, business, new job may not pan out as we had hoped and decide not to go for it.

Whether we embrace change or not, it will happen in our lives and we must be resilient.  We must expect that change will enhance our life, our career, our relationships. When disappointment comes our way, we should acknowledge our pain and try to move on. We must avoid the temptation of hanging onto past hurts and failures.  Each time change enters our lives it brings new opportunities.

I have listed three quotes on change;

“Everyone thinks of changing the world but no-one thinks of changing themselves” Lee Tosley

“The only way we can live is if we grow.   The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.” C. Joybell

“If you change your thoughts, you can change the world” Norman Vincent Peale

Can you think of a circumstance when you embraced changed and when you were reluctant to? What was the outcome?