Thursday, May 22, 2014

5 reasons to embrace change

If we never changed, we'd still be using rocks to write on rock walls as our main form of communication.

If we never changed, we'd be preparing our horse saddles rather than fueling up our cars.

If we never changed, we'd still be blowing into Nintendo cartridges before getting to play a video game.

Believe it or not, there are actually some pretty significant benefits to being someone who is willing and able to change.

1). The more you are able to change and the more willing you are to change, the more flexible and adaptable you become. This in turn results in more flexibility and adaptability in all facets of your life, which then leads to less stress and increased levels of patience.

2). It actually takes more energy and time to resist and go against change than it does to go with, start, or initiate change. It's natural to change in life... we have four seasons for a reason and change is a healthy part of all life and all that exists in life.

3). Change makes you smarter. If things never changed, you'd never learn anything new. Every time you learn a new skill - even if it's something simple and trivial - you are that much smarter than you were yesterday.

4). When you accept and embrace change, you are accepting and taking full responsibility of yourself. Embracing change is empowering because it's something you can control and it's something you have a 'say' in.

5). Change also helps to remind us that anything is possible. What's already possible has already went through the beginning stages of the change process, but at one point what is currently possible was just an idea or thought someone hadn't yet acted on.

What you have today may not be there tomorrow. What you think today may not be what you think tomorrow. What you see today might not be what you see tomorrow. The only thing certain is that something will change.

Don't focus on reasons why not to change, but instead start thinking about what will happen if you don't change...