Real change is never easy and calls for great courage. But, for those who do leap, their life is never the same again. For those who say yes to life, boredom is never experienced again.
However there is change and there is change. Change we must learn to live with and change we actively seek
Life is moving forward and changing all the time whether we like it or not. This inevitable change is one we must learn to manage if we are going to live our lives at all. It takes courage to look at our life honestly.
Most of the time we talk ourselves into being satisfied with the norm. We opt for the safety and comfort of the familiar rather than the new horizons presented by the ‘unfamiliar and new’ and end up finding that “nothing changes because nothing changes’
We know the ‘now’ and we don’t know what lies ahead. So we let this fear tell us that change is not safe We are afraid of it. Staying the same is so much safer.
There is another sort of ‘change.’ The one we choose. This sort of change is often associated with young people, but as we age we find that we need to embrace this idea of change more and more if we want to keep mentally fit and healthy.
So why is change so important? Because the key to continuous improvement lies is regularly challenging habits – stretching our minds and bodies- with new learning experiences.
The changes that occur bring an improvement in our skills, and an ability to make a greater difference in the lives of others. We learn how to make things happen, go first, differentiate ourselves from others, get ahead of the crowd
Change allows us to be memorable not average, become a thoughtful leader, to expand influence It allows us to have fun, not regret, not complain. Embracing change allows us to change the world
Are we missing out?
With all the advantages that come from embracing change it seems that we are missing out on experiences that are valuable assets to our quality of life.
Moshe Feldenkrais once talked about how you can either change the world or you can change yourself. If you change yourself, there’s a potential to change the world.