Change is inevitable, that’s a fact. So, if we know it’s always going to happen, why is it still very difficult to accept? It is difficult even when we know there are rewards and positive gains waiting for us on the other side. People who handle change well don’t try and fight it, they accept it and charge forward.
If you’re not being challenged you aren’t changing, growing or bettering yourself. It takes a lot of small, mindful steps and patience to make progress and move in the direction you’d like to go. It’s about doing more than just existing and leaving things up to chance. Max De Pree, American businessman and writer, once said, “We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.” We can’t change our past, but we can take action in the present. We can make mindful efforts to practice and build up our confidence until we really believe we’re strong enough to accept change, or make a change.
We take chances and face change all the time, whether it’s in our personal lives, our work, our relationships, fitness goals, the list goes on and on. The word change seems like a simple word with a simple meaning, but really it is constant chaos. That’s why we must find ways to work within it and accept that things will not stay the same.
Every new day that we’re granted is a chance to learn and grow. When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger. The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance (Alan Watts, Philosopher).”
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