“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus
So many of us have difficulties dealing with change. Change comes in a variety of flavors. Whether you had to shift your career, change your country, had a personal loss, met your soul mate and left your independence behind…no matter what could have happened, it’s the way you choose to look at the situation and deal with transformation that matters most. Still, most people feel change will have an instant adverse influence on their life or career.
Resistance to Change
Usually, when it comes to communication, the word change is used as a threat. It makes people feel that they will lose their place, their partner, their job, their career, etc. It is used in a way to express that someone has given up on them. Also, we are so used to old ways and methods and we feel so safe in our comfort zone that we are more and more reluctant to change. Besides, sometimes change occurs when we least expect it; after detailed planning, everything suddenly turns out to be completely different. Life reveals the time of a new journey, and there we’d move forward through totally unexpected years of planning. Whenever you feel like going through an unconceivable amount of change and transition, get yourself together and give it all you can. The best instinctive formula is trying to pick up the pieces and put them back together, even though you’d have to face the sobering reality. No matter how hard you would take change and all kind of difficult or easy –yet emotional- situations, keep in mind that no matter where and how, you will eventually find yourself a better place. Though it’s often difficult to see when you’re in the middle of it, change is good…change is always good.
10 Reasons Change is Good for You
1. Without change, everything will stay the same and then deteriorate and die.
2. Even if it forces you outside your comfort zone, go there it’s not that uncomfortable!
3. Without change there is no adventure in life.
4. It takes much more energy and effort to resist change than it does to accept it.
5. It’s much easier to embrace change than to fight it.
6. Since most people will resist change, successful people will use this fact to their advantage.
7. Change is learning. Learning is growing. Growing is living. So live.
8. Status quo gets you nowhere while change forces you to move and is opportunity.
9. The unknown will be uncomfortable unless you shift your position.
10. You can adapt and move forward instead of moving backward.
“Just as the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”