Thursday, January 26, 2012
If one thing is inevitable in this life we live, it's change. Whether it be a change in careers, a change in a relationship, or even something simple, like a change in the route you take to work because of a detour - change is coming. It doesn't matter if you do everything right, change comes to all of us.
In my experience, there are 2 different types of people that I have encountered when it comes to negative change. Those who fall apart and look for pity, wondering how something like that can ever happen to someone like them. They shut down and get a negative attitude. They wait for someone else to fix the problem and when it doesn't happen, out comes the blame.
Then, there are people who embrace change. The people who have these life changing events happen to them and immediately look for the benefits. They dust themselves off, get back on their feet and become better than they were before. They learn from it and take the necessary steps to ensure that nothing like that will happen again.
In the last 6 years, I have experienced significant changes in my life. I have moved across the country, I have changed careers - away from something that I went to school for, I have had a daughter, gone through a separation - and from all of these things I have learned a lot about myself. Many people have helped me along the way, and I want to thank every one of them from the bottom of my heart, but I wouldn't trade any of the things that have happened in my life because they made me who I am today.
It's about comfort. People like being comfortable. I've been comfortable on many occasions. Life becomes routine. Months, even years pass... and when you look back you realize that you are the same person that you were that many years ago. You took things for granted, and life passed you by.
Well, to all 3 of my readers, I encourage you to produce your own change. Don't wait for the change to come to you - chances are it wont be good. Set goals, figure out what you want and MAKE that change. Take risks, live life and take nothing for granted. You never know when they things that you think will always be there, suddenly aren't anymore. It's never too late.