Change takes us out of our comfort zone.
Deciding whether change is for the better or worse depends on where you view it. Adapting to change takes time and occurs at a different rate for each of us. Change is uncomfortable. Moving from the current state to the future state is stressful and uncomfortable because our control over outcomes may be negatively impacted. Are you flexible enough to create a new balance? The urgency to change arises when the status quo is unsustainable. Change can be encouraged through a statement such as “you can make it” rather than “just hang in there.” Only we can decide to embrace change…when we embrace change, we win…when we don’t embrace change, we are victims. We grow through endurance rather than retreat.
At first, change is awkward.
It is like a muscle that needs time to develop before it can be enjoyed. Change pushes us to our personal best. Change helps us explore strengths we didn’t even know we had. Change causes us to churn or to learn…our choice! For the reluctant, time is slow. Time flies for those who embrace change. It is more fun to change than to be changed. Change is complete only when we realize we are different and it seeks a better place at the end.
Change is measured by its impact on all who are connected to it.
Change can be exciting when we recognize dissatisfaction with the current state. Change doesn’t look like a resting place…just the next launching point. For those who don’t want to learn from change, change is a waste of time. The speed of change overcomes those who are moving slower than the change. Changing before we need to change will likely result in less pain for us. Change can flow or jerk, depending on our resistance to it. Change is like driving in a fog – we can’t see very far, but we can make the whole trip that way.
Change is here to stay!
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