Change is undoubtedly scary. It throws us out of our comfort zone and makes us experience new things. But surely that’s exciting too?
The thing is, no matter how much we try to avoid it, change is inevitable. Change will always happen because without change, nothing would evolve. Of course it’s easy to want to avoid change, because with change brings uncertainty, and most of us are frightened of the unknown. It’s so much easier to stick to what we know, our comforts.
I too avoid change. I have avoided it as much as I possibly can because I’m scared. I’m scared of what it will bring, how my life will change, how my path will suddenly become hidden and unknown. But every time I have embraced change, my life has improved significantly. From moving to the other side of the country for my dream job to taking a leap of faith in love and finding the man of my dreams. These changes have led to the best times.
I think it’s fair to say we’re all guilty of imagining the worst when it comes to change. We think too deeply about what could go wrong, instead of opening our eyes to the potential it could bring.
It’s ok to be scared of change. That’s the human in us all. But life isn’t meant to be easy. We’re not designed to cruise through every day without the desire to want more and that’s why embracing change is good for us. It will push you, it will make you stronger and it will make you a better person for it.
I spent years living my life for everyone else and not choosing to follow my own dreams. I made sure everyone else was happy before I chose my own happiness. It wasn’t until I made the decision to take a job 300 miles away from my comfort zone, because of how much it meant to me, that I finally made a choice that was all mine.
I moved for me. I knew that it would make or break me. It was the scariest thing I’d done up until that point. I left my friends, my family, my home, to start a new life in a place I barely knew, to be surrounded by strangers. But as scary as that was, if I hadn’t have taken that leap of faith, I would never have met Chris, we wouldn’t have our beautiful home or our gorgeous little boy. So, I am forever grateful to myself for embracing change and living the life that I wanted to live.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say among all of the waffle, is that you have the power to embrace change. If you’re unhappy with a part of your life, change it. Change doesn’t have to be scary, change can be the best thing ever. And even if in that moment it doesn’t feel like there’s any good in the change that’s happened, trust me, it will lead you to greater things.
Have you ever faced a difficult change? How did you overcome it?