We will let you in on a secret: change is the only thing constant in life, so embrace it or you will suffer anytime you experience change.
Change can mean so many things these days. Technology, politics, our hobbies, our careers, our beliefs, and even the people we hang around with are ALL examples of constant change.
But here’s the thing, we are wired to resent those changes. Change sparks fear in people, because they think that what they have adapted to, and what they love will all go away and everything will be a lot worse than it used to be.
If it’s true that change is the only constant thing in life then we must learn to embrace and accept change as it comes. Complaining and resisting change is as pointless as yelling the TIME for constantly moving forward. Change happens through time, making them interdependent to one another. Nothing ever stays the same over time, nothing.
Every single one of you reading this has experienced change throughout your entire life. From middle school through your adulthood; every step of that growth required change. How we changed and adapted through those years is essentially art in the form of life.
“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” —Kakuzō Okakura
Today, we cannot control or stop the changes that are happening around us, so instead we should embrace them! Do not get angry and do not complain, as you will only be suffering the wrath of life if you get worked up whenever a change occurs.
If you are the one going through the change, then you know how awkward and challenging it can be for those around you. You’re breaking out of your norm, so try to embrace their initial reaction and behavior because change makes everyone uncomfortable and it is a natural process we all go through during this transition.
We’ve all been on both sides of change – changing ourselves and seeing others change. No matter which side you’re on, just remember one thing: Embrace change, Adapt, or Suffer… the choice is YOURS!
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn