Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”—Billy Cox
Sometimes change can feel a bit scary. After all, it’s not called your Comfort Zone for nothing! But change is inevitable and even necessary if you are to learn and grow and get the most out of life. Here are five reasons why you should embrace change. Which one of the five reasons do you think is the most important to consider? leave a comment below.
Change makes you grow
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”–Jim Rohn
Change is necessary for growth, in fact, growth is impossible without change! You can choose to stay safely in your familiar routine, but if you do, you’ll be missing out on all life has to offer.
The challenge of a new job or moving to a different city might be uncomfortable, especially at first. But it’s guaranteed that change is likely to lead you down all sorts of unexpected paths, with rewards you could never have imagined, just waiting for you.
Would you rather stay as a caterpillar or become a butterfly?
Change makes you more resilient
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”–Arnold Bennett
Change forces us to be more flexible. Faced with big unexpected changes, you learn to go with the flow and adapt. And once you learn to roll with whatever is going on, you can start to see the positives and rise to the challenge. Even something like losing your job can open you up to all sorts of opportunities, such as changing industries or starting your own business.
What’s a recent change that you have experienced? And how has it changed you for the better?
Change makes the focus on your values
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”Roy E. Disney
There’s nothing like change to make you focus on what’s genuinely important in your life. Negative change like illness can make you realize the importance of relationships, family, and friends. This type of change is something I experienced. And it has made me appreciate my relationship with my daughters more than before. Family has always been on the top of my priority list, but now, I pay closer attention to how my behavior impacts my relationships.
Change keeps you moving
Old ways won’t open new doors.”
Not all changes are big or life-changing. Small incremental steps, little changes to your habits or routines, can add up to big changes over time. You might start getting off the bus one stop early and after a few months be walking to the office every day.
Making small changes often has a snowball effect and before you know it you have accomplished that big, seemingly impossible task.
Change can make you a better person
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”—Socrates
You might be surprised to find out really how strong you are. Your confidence will grow as you deal with life’s challenges and you’ll quickly learn what you can handle and what you can’t.
And as a bonus, change can make you a more compassionate and kinder person and give you more insight into other people’s circumstances and choices.
Learn to see change as an opportunity, not a threat, and you will live a much more fulfilled and exciting life.