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?

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11 thoughts on “Embracing change”

  1. As you know, I love change! That doesn’t mean I’m not habitual or that I don’t have my own routines, but I thrive on changing things–the little and the large. I was just pondering this morning that I’ve been with my husband since December of 2009 and never thought this far ahead in our relationship because I’m tough on sticking with one thing–even a person–for a long time. Speaks to how well he puts up with me changing our environment!

    What’s difficult about making changes is forcing it on yourself. Making major changes has to be thought through and you have to know why you’re intent on doing something different. Also realize why you’re prompted to change something. Sometimes I’m practical, but other times I’m simply bored!

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    1. I imagine you love change Rose Mary! I love your honesty at being unable to stick with something or someone for long. If only people were more honest with themselves as oppose to doing what they believe they should be doing.

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  2. Hi Phoenicia — We’re always confronted with change either because we choose it (changing jobs) or it’s thrust on us (we lose a job). Those of us in the PR business tend to jobs fairly often: nature of the beast. I once changed a job for what I thought was a better opportunity. I knew within a couple of weeks it was the wrong move. I stuck it out for 3 years, but, in retrospect, I wish I had moved on more quickly.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience Jeannette. Sometimes we make the wrong decision and have to live with it for far longer than we intended. This can be painful – I know from experience!

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  3. Change is such a constant in our lives these days—causing a little excitement, but mostly worry and frustration for some of us. Recently we hear talk about a change of WordPress editors coming our way—Wordpress Gutenberg. The buzz is all over the ‘net. I’m trying to find out what other WordPress bloggers think. So your blog post is extremely topical, Organized lady. Thanks!

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