There is nothing more constant than change. It is happening all around us, every day, all of the time. Yet, why is it that so many people fear change? One of the biggest reasons is we get comfortable in the way we are doing things. Then, when something takes us out of our comfort, we feel uncomfortable because we are going through some difficulty adjusting. There is always something valuable that can be derived out of difficulty, adversity or change; we just have to look for it with open minds. Change is part of life. You cannot escape it. So here are seven facts that will show you why you cannot live without it.
- Change Is Unavoidable
Let’s be honest. Change is unavoidable. You know that you cannot control everything, no matter how hard you try. Embrace this knowledge and you will be less stressed. Embrace the fact that it will come, and you will be better prepared to face it when it arrives.
- Change Can Bring Great Things
Don’t stress out over “what-ifs“. Sometimes great things come out of life’s twists and turns. You will never experience the best parts of life if you avoid things that are new or different. Focus on the positive outcomes, and remember that you are never stuck.
- Change Helps Us Grow
Of course, not all change ends up being good. But even if it is negative, the fact that you endured a change can be healthy. Dealing with challenges stretches us and helps us grow.
- Change Feels Scary Sometimes
Some people know logically that they should embrace change, but they still find themselves fearing it. You won’t always know what’s going to happen, but that’s okay. Sometimes you just have to let go. Change can be scary because we like control. When crazy things happen, it can make us feel helpless. But remember that even if you can’t control what happens around you, you still get to decide what you are going to do about it.
- Change Prepares You For Disappointment
The more you encounter it, the better you are able to deal with it. Over time, it helps you learn to handle conflict and disappointment when it comes. Learn from the different circumstances you encounter so that you can move boldly into the future.
- Change Expands Your Horizons
Change gives you perspective, expands your horizons, makes you more well-rounded, more experienced, and more knowledgeable. You will be a better person for what you have experienced.
- Change Brings Opportunities
Change opens up new doors that you never could have imagined. If you do the same job, the same way, with the same approach, in 10 years you will still be at the same job, doing the same thing.
See a few benefits of embracing change;
- Personal growth
You grow and learn new things every time something changes. You discover new insights about different aspects of your life. You learn lessons even from changes that did not lead you to where you wanted to be.
Frequent changes make you easily adapt to new situations, new environments, and new people. As a result you do not freak out when something unexpectedly shifts.
We all have things in our lives we would like to improve; finances, job, partner, house, etc. All of us know that nothing will improve by itself. We need to do things differently to make that happen. Without change, there would be no improvements.
- Life values
From time to time changes make you re-evaluate your life and look at certain things from a different perspective. Depending on what the change is, it may also reinforce your life values.
Not all changes lead you to pleasant periods of life. Unfortunately we do not live in fairy tale and sad things happen, too. Overcoming the tough period will make you stronger.
Changes trigger progress. Things move forward and develop because of them.
One never knows what each change may bring. When you turn from your usual path there will be plenty of different opportunities waiting for you. Changes will bring new choices for happiness and fulfillment. Each change is a turning page. It is about closing one chapter and opening another one. Changes bring new beginnings and excitement to life.