Have you ever heard the saying “The only constant thing in life is change”? Change is a funny thing; some changes we can readily embrace: a new outfit, a hairstyle, a makeover (small things to be sure); while other changes can be much harder: a career, a relationship, and a new way of doing things. The enormity of the change is usually proportionate to our resistance to it.
Dealing with change is one of the most difficult concepts for people to master (and I’m not sure that we really master all changes that happen in our lives), but it’s something that can cause profound change (pardon the pun) in our lives once we do accept it.
Sounds confusing doesn’t it? Cultivating the characteristics that deal with change: flexibility, adaptability, lowering our resistance and responsibility all contribute to being a happier person.
When we expect and accept that things will change, we are less likely to be rocked to our core when changes occur.
Our perspective regarding how we view change is crucial in developing that flexibility and adaptability: think of change as affording new opportunities rather than causing problems.
This is probably one of the single most important reasons to have a coach and/or mentor.
Because for some of us change is not on our “Top Ten List of Fun Things I Will Put Myself Through” and here’s the critical point to ponder: Do You Want To Change? That is the question to ask because, ultimately change starts with you. Once you have determined that, the next question is: Will I Do What Is Needed? Am I Willing To Accept Responsibility?
We learn a lot about ourselves in how we view or deal with change externally and internally. How flexible and adaptable are you?