Change – the only constant in life

In this thing called life, there are many things we are uncertain about but one thing we are always going to be assured of is change.

Change is the only constant.

~ Heraclitus

We are always going to be moving from one stage to another for example from childhood to puberty, adulthood, marriage, school, relationships, old age, and so on. We may not know what exact changes to expect but we just need to be ready to adjust wherever necessary.

If life isn’t looking good for you, take faith and know that will change. Or maybe you need to make the change happen instead of waiting for it.

Don’t wait for the conditions around you to change before you also decide to change. Be the change you want to see.

Barrack Obama once said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Whatever it is you want to see change, be ready to lift a finger and do whatever is necessary to see it happen. The conditions may not be favorable but play your part and whatever it is that you need will find you on the way.

For changes you have no control over, learn to adjust your attitude and they will get better too.

At this point, the words of Wayne Dyer come to my mind,” If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Maya Angelou continued, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Sometimes things aren’t so bad but our attitude makes them seem so.

The sector of change I want to encourage today is;

Change that leads to growth and progress.

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

If you want to grow in any sector of your life, be ready to make the necessary adjustments.

Progress is impossible without change and those who can’t change their minds can’t change anything.

~George Bernard Shaw

You are going to be faced with challenges you’ve never encountered before, and new situations, be ready to adopt an open and positive mindset, this will help you navigate new territory with ease.

Barack Obama said, “We faced hard days and our share of failures but learnt then that no matter how great the challenge or how difficult the circumstances change is always possible if you’re willing to work for it and fight for it, above all believe in it.”

Are you ready to work, fight and believe for the change you desire to see in your life? Or are you too scared to step into the unknown?

If it is the latter, why are you scared?
Look into your soul and find out why then begin working on overcoming that obstacle.

Reasons why you might be afraid to make the necessary changes in your life.

  • Fear of failure.
  • Ignorance of the changes to make.
  • Rigidity; An attitude that says that’s just how things are and they should stay like that.
  • Disbelief in one’s abilities
  • Fear of leaving one’s comfort zone. You want to stay comfortable.
  • etc. ( fill in yours)

It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.

~ Mandy Hale
“The changes we dread the most may contain our salvation.”

Change management

Most people are scared of change, but once you come to accept that change is the one thing in life we can rely on, you will not be scared of it anymore, in fact, you will learn to embrace it, as it is the only path to a worthwhile destination.

Learn to embrace uncertainty

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.

~ Bob Goff

Embrace uncertainity or one day you may realize (in the words of Joseph Campbell) that – the cave you feared to enter held the treasure you sought.
So please step into the unknown! There is nothing you will regret like a missed opportunity.

And how will better things come into your life if you can’t let go what you already have? Or are not ready to leave wherever you are at?

Yes, change can be a very scary phase to undergo, the fear of walking into the unknown, the fear of failure, and the feelings of discomfort accompanying it. It does take a lot of courage to welcome change; but once you master that, you will be well on your way to success.

Looking at change as a chance to start over more intelligently makes it easier to accept it and embrace it.  

Change maybe uncomfortable but here’s something worse

I agree with Mandy Hale when she said, “Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

Staying in a place you’ve outgrown can be a torment. Things that used to make you happy don’t excite you anymore, you not only lose morale for the small things you used to love but for life itself. You feel drained most of the time and for no particular reason.

Soon you’ll realize that you need to make certain adjustments to be able to breathe again, to be able to feel alive once more, to regain your zeal for life; you’ll need to CHANGE some things for the better.

You’ll need to step forward into growth, don’t make the mistake of stepping back into your comfort zone, into safety. Stepping back may make you comfortable for a bit but will cost you a lot in the long run.

I love the words of Jack Welch that go “Change before you have to.” 

One day or day one. You decide.

It’s a lot easier to change at your own pace than at the pace of the world. The world is a harsh teacher.

So gather up the courage and make the necessary changes before you are forced to.  

And “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

~ John D. Rockefeller

Change will be uncomfortable at the start yes, gets worse in the middle, but it surely does pay off handsomely in the end.

So give short-term term comfort for long time results.

Closing note

All you need to get started is a positive attitude, and acknowledgment of change as an opportunity to start over more intelligently, an opportunity to learn something new, to gain experience, and learn some life-changing lessons too.

All of which will help transform you into the kind of person you are meant to be in this lifetime.

Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time, it’s both.

So get ready friend to make the necessary changes in your life, be it joining college, committing to that new relationship, becoming a parent, getting that new job, moving to a new city, and so on.

It could be life-altering changes or small everyday changes that will better your life for example not hitting the snooze button and waking up on time, going for that evening jog or walk to improve your health, showing up on time for work to improve your work record and so on.

You’re always one decision away from a different life.

~ Unknown

Whatever it is that will help better your life, ready yourself and make the necessary changes, all you need to get started is courage and a positive attitude.

Forget the saying, “Better the devil you know than the angel you don’t know” because sometimes

“The changes we dread the most may contain our salvation.”

~Barbara Kingsolver

All the best on your journey.

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