Change never seems natural. We naturally repel it and often want to retreat back into our comfort zone so how do you fight that urge?
Embracing change in work and life is essential to growing as an individual and being a better person than who you were yesterday.
Change never seems natural or that easy. Think about the New Years resolutions that we rarely keep. We naturally repel it and often want to retreat back into our comfort zone. Normalcy is safe, as it doesn’t provoke fear and it allows us to live our lives without facing things that could potential hurt us or build us up.
1. Change is Inevitable and Embracing Change Encourages Development
Because we repel change, we sometimes go through life without ever living up to our full potential our allowing ourselves to express who we really are. Change is an inevitable part of life and no matter how happy we are with how things are currently, life will always change.
“The only thing constant is change.” We know this and we understand that our environment can’t stay the same forever. All around us, there is change happening on a daily basis. We are forever growing, expanding, aging and changing. So what is it about the world that can seem so overbearing and scary when change happens? Why is it that many of us are instantly repelled by the thought of change? If we could only learn to let change work for us and benefit us, we could be happier with our lives and the process of growth. Embracing change is key to your success and happiness.
2. Analyze your Life and Find the Negative
Sometimes we change because we are attempting to rid negative habits or people from our lives. The sooner you become aware that change is going to happen and become open to accepting it in your life sooner, the better off you will be. Be diligent in the way you analyze your life. What are the positives and more importantly, what are the negatives? Are there things that you recognize as non-beneficial but you feel stuck in those actions?
Think about your life and how you are progressing. Are things moving along as you planned? Are there new factors that are influencing that path?
3. Make Change While you Can, Before Change Makes You
It is better to initiate changes ourselves using free will than to let our life progress down a negative path until change affects us in a dramatic way. When you are consciously aware of change, it is much easier. Explore the world and the endless possibilities available to you. Find new opportunities, be brave and face fear. The world isn’t as scary as you might think and there are lots of things out there that are potentially life enhancing but you have to explore them.
Your attitude toward life is affected by your ability to embrace change. If change happens to you, rather than you influencing that change, you are much more likely to feel like you are being dragged through life. Embrace change with a calm and relaxed mind. Know where you are going and what you are setting out to accomplish. The clearer you picture these changes, the more motivated you will be.
4. Everyone has doubt, fear and uncertainty
Everyone has fears and insecurities that stop us from doing this. This doubt and uncertainty is normal and you can never overcome it. All that you can do is learn to embrace it. There will never be a time where you are complete absent of these thoughts and emotions, you will just learn to act anyway, regardless of whether they are there.
5. Self loathing is counterproductive to embracing change
Feeling sorry for yourself will often lead you down a negative path. It is counterproductive to change and it will keep you stagnant in your efforts. Never blame your surroundings for misfortune. Stay focused and set your sights high and strive to achieve greatness. As you stay focused, you will learn that embracing change becomes easier and easier. The overall message is that, wherever you are in life, value the journey is it takes time to accomplish anything worth achieving and we have to remember that it is a miracle we are here to begin with and every second must be appreciated.