Most of us are afraid of change. We don’t like to admit it, but we are. Why should you avoid the fear of change? Fear of change is the very reason every time we make New Year’s resolutions, most of us sabotage our efforts after just one week.
Imagine a world without change! Nothing would grow, die, or reproduce, and we would all be stuck. If you were to wish for a world without change, you would be asking for a world that would be pointless, because if nothing ever changes, you don’t have anything to look forward to.
Instead of closing the doors to change, I invite you to open them to new opportunities.
When I was in kindergarten, I liked my teachers and my friends very much, so when I moved to 1st grade, I was more sad than happy. Because I didn’t embrace this change, it was a very unhappy first week of a new grade. Luckily, my mom talked to me about it. We also read “Who moved my cheese?“, a book about how to be happy about new things.
Learn to appreciate what new experiences bring, happiness and joy. When you embrace change you can progress in your goals and dreams, and finally fulfill your purpose! I can assume all of us want that.
Lao Tzu says, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.” But then again, you want to control which changes you’re letting in, and consider who and what it effects when you make a change.
Now that you are allowing change in your life, make it happen! Don’t just sit around. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”– Andy Warhol
Before going on to something big, like changing your town, state, or even the world, you must start with “the man in the mirror.” George Bernard Shaw, an essayist, play and story writer, said, “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
The last thing I would like to leave you with, is that whenever you feel you’re not allowing yourself to change, remember what you could be missing out on if you give in. Go out there and make a change!