By now we have all come to accept the inevitable … Change happens. This is one of those life truths that no matter how much we would like something to keep going on like it is … forever, it just isn’t going to happen.
It seems that humans instinctively want to avoid change. It is very safe to be in our comfort zones where everything is known, with no shake-ups, disturbances or interruptions to our schedules or lives. However, resisting change only makes the situation harder on ourselves and those around us. It causes internal stress and affects our well-being.
Self-Discovery Pop Quiz: What is your attitude about change? How do you approach it? Do you dread it, resist it, lean into it or just wait for it to roll over you? Are you a change agent in your work place? In your home life? How do you react or respond to change when it comes your way? Think of examples.
It is important to realize that our attitude toward change makes a difference.
How you engage change determines your overall happiness. It doesn’t matter if it is in your business or personal world; how you perceive and interact with life’s many shifts and changes has a critical influence on your life. Even planned changes tend to cause emotional and psychological impacts you have to deal with. The key is to allow things to be what they are. To stop resisting what is. Allow change. Lean into it. Accept that which lies in front of you without resistance. This is how we flourish.
Change continually offers personal insight and opportunity for growth.
There are the day-to-day changes, and then there are the big ones. Your ability to release resistance to what is, whether large or small, absolutely reduces the stress on your mind, your body and your spirit … and you grow.
Make the conscious choice to allow and accept each change, even if that change doesn’t meet your hopes or expectations.
Significant and rapid change is happening all around us. The most beneficial way to navigate these uncharted waters is to resist as little as humanly possible. Make the conscious choice to allow and accept each change, even if that change doesn’t meet your hopes or expectations. Remember, your reaction to change, no matter how big or how small, is always a choice. How you choose to respond has a direct impact on your overall happiness and your ability to prosper. That’s a pretty big deal Choose wisely!