Change. It’s scary and most of us don’t really want it. We shy away or run from it. We see it as this negative thing that we need to avoid. Is that really the answer though? We look at it as something we fear because it is the unknown and unfamiliar to us. Eventhough we aren’t happy with the current situation we would rather accept that then the unknown change that is awaiting us on the other side.
I have been faced with this dilemma myself many times. I’m not immune to feeling the fear and wanting to avoid the change. I didn’t realize how comfortable I have become with some uncomfortable aspects of my life. Sometimes it takes outside sources to put things in perspective.
I recently was woken up from my fog to another avenue to pursue my dreams by a friend who sparked something in me again. The passion and drive was there in me but was dormant temporarily. The funny thing is I am actually starting to shift my thinking and believe that this is going to change my life for the better. As Napoleon Hill would say, “Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit”.
Now I can stay in this comfortable place where I don’t want to be or I can make a shift in a new direction, that is scary, but could pay off dividends in the long run. I chose the unknown, scarier, new change.
I would urge you to consider a change if you feel unhappy, stuck, or want things to be better in some way. It just takes one step at a time. Making daily concerted efforts in whatever area of life you want to improve, or several if that’s the case, will see a better result in the long term then if you stayed in that same stuck place (The Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen). Take it from me implementing some daily practices in my life has shifted things in a better direction and I feel I am making the effort to see the changes I want in my life long-term.