We treat change like it’s a big deal, when it’s really one of the only constants in our lives.
Some change happens quickly while others happen gradually over time, very unnoticed; nonetheless it’s still change. Sometimes we prompt the change, sometimes change happens, and we have to adjust to it, these are things no one is immune to, we are experts at handling change, but we keep forgetting that.
Some of you reading this are in a situation you don’t want to be in, it could be work, your health, a relationship, or life in general. You want to change, but can’t seem to find the motivation to do so. There isn’t much motivation needed when you want to change bad enough. Some have such an attachment to the familiar that those feelings trump their need to change, and thus, they settle.
Settling is death, please don’t settle.
Doing the same things everyday will most likely have the same outcomes everyday. For outcomes to change, we need to change the things we do.
When we encourage ourselves to change for our own betterment, we’re also improving our ability to adapt to the ever-changing world around us. Seasons change, friendships change, passions change, beliefs change, life changes. Many times, those changes won’t catch us off guard, if we open ourselves to see them coming.
Folks will change when they’re ready; there isn’t much good coming from pushing them too soon. You’ll end up with a headache and bruised friendship. On the same tip, I do urge anyone who is surrounded by people who continually want them to change, to change the people they surround themselves with. The approval you need is your own.
Every moment is an opportunity to shed an old self to showcase the new. We evolve as people, and those evolutions are worth celebrating. If you’re feeling the need to move to a new self, but feel bound to the person you once were, realize you’re not being held, but rather you’re holding on.
Just let go.
UnLearn – 101 Simple Truths for Better Life – Humble Poet