Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thinking about change

“Change is good.”

Not sure where exactly the phrase comes from but you hear it all the time. Whether it’s the truth or simply intended to be something you can repeat over and over again until you actually believe that change is indeed good, I’m not sure. Or maybe it’s both?

Regardless, it’s not my point here. In fact, I’m not sure I have a point. But let’s just go with it, see where this road is going.
So anyway. Change.

To be honest, it scares me sometimes. I tend to be a creature of habit. A lover of familiarity. A firm believer in, “if ain’t broke (meaning seriously shattered and unfixable), don’t fix it.”

But that isn’t always the best way to be, is it? Sometimes you have to take big risks to get big rewards. And sometimes you have to take big risks to learn big lessons (from big mistakes). Wouldn’t it be nice if you could tell the difference ahead of time?

I tend to be a worrier so I probably stress a little more about change—or the possibility of change—than I should. I’m trying to be better about having faith in my decisions, trusting my gut, and doing what feels right.

In the end, change will likely work out in its own way. It becomes the new routine, the new normal. Or it leads you to discover things you never knew about yourself. Or if you’re lucky, it does both.

Faith and hope, it’s all I can put into the potential change in my life these days. I guess I’ll leave the rest to the Big Guy upstairs.

How do you deal with change? Any words of wisdom about embracing change?

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