Boldly Embracing Change
by Daryl Daughtry, Publisher
– Article audio here.
Let’s talk about boldly embracing personal change and the changes that take place around us all the time.
Change is a good thing, but change is also an inevitable thing – whether we like it or not. If you think about it, you can’t really create new beginnings in your life without change.
Change that leads to new beginnings can be an exciting time, but it also can be a scary time. You may fear or dread change because it’s not familiar to you. Or, maybe because you don’t want to risk the embarrassment of trying something new & failing. You may have nagging thoughts in the back of your mind telling you not to change and to stay the same – it’s sure a lot safer than putting yourself out there.
But, change is usually good because without it nothing new will ever happen. No new beginnings. No fresh start. A clever person once said, “Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome is pretty much insane.” So, if you want something different in your life, you have to start doing things… differently.
The fact that most change facilitates new things, makes it okay to say that change is a good thing!
SO, EXACTLY WHAT IS CHANGE?
Change is modifying your surroundings or your situation in some way that’s different from the present.
If you think about it, change is actually the only thing that NEVER changes. Permanence, you see, is an illusion. Nothing is really permanent. In fact, the entire universe is in a constant state of change. We actually set ourselves up for suffering when we expect something to be permanent and then it begins to change. It rattles us and shakes our sense of security.
So, instead of fighting the pressure to change, let go and allow yourself to change with the changes. You need to go with the flow. People who come to terms with the reality of change can learn to embrace it and become an active part of it. You can’t experience new things in your life without something changing.
So, if change is inevitable and good change is healthy, and even a normal thing, why shouldn’t we embrace it?
What do we ever accomplish living in our so-called “comfort zone” anyway? Our comfort zone is actually just a state of being that is known or familiar to us. It’s our routine. Our “comfort zone” isn’t really all that comfortable – Is it? It’s more like a no-growth zone.