Change can be one of the most exciting and rewarding times in our lives, bringing new horizons and new opportunities. Yet many of us back away from change, stuck in fear that something may go horribly wrong.
However, change is actually an opportunity for things to improve from where they are now. Things can actually change for the better.
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” Charles Swindoll reminds us that changes happening in our lives are neither all good nor all bad, and we ourselves are the ones who decide whether to label them as good or bad.
So when we are faced with a change that appears to be a setback or a challenge, like being laid off from a job, does that change have to be a bad thing? Not necessarily. It could give us the opportunity to find a better paying job or find one with unique opportunities we want to pursue or one where we fit in the company culture better.
Change allows us to make a move from where we are, towards a direction that is more authentic to ourselves and what we want. It gives us a chance to deviate from a path we might feel stuck on, and instead decide to blaze a new trail of our own making. This path doesn’t have to be the one our friends, colleagues, partners or parents want for us, it’s the one we want for ourselves.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
This month decide to let go of fear that is holding you back, and decide to embrace change that could bring you closer to your dreams than you ever were before.