Do you resist changes in life? Honestly, I do resist changes in life sometimes. Most people or at least a lot of people resist changes too. Changes come especially challenging when things are getting very comfortable. Just imagine a rainy morning and you are all warm and cozy in your bed but you have to get up and get ready for work. Do you give yourself another 5 minutes in your bed and then take another 5 until you know you will run late if you continue to snuggle in bed. I know I would sometimes.
And yet, it is exciting to get out of bed. I would love a cup of hot chocolate to start the rainy day, watching the raindrops falling from the sky, the ripples they create when they fall into a pool of water, the sound of the raindrops beating against the window and last but not least, the freshness and sweetness in the air.
For me, it has been the most exciting 4 months and with a lot of changes. What I observed or experienced was a challenge would follow every change. At first the challenge would appear insurmountable and that is because we do not have the capability yet to overcome it. Or rather, what I will say is, “We thought we do not have the capability to overcome it.” However, the truth of the matter is, “We will not be given a challenge too big for us!” This is what I believe and this is what I use to remind myself constantly.
Just as we might continue to focus on the challenge and some will view it as problem; we must remind ourselves to focus on finding the solution. We may not have direct control to the challenge, but we always have the Power to choose what we want to focus on. Use that Power which is given to you and which cost you nothing. Because frankly speaking, if we do not use that Power given to us, someone else would be using the Power given to him/her to choose for us. Just as the quotation from the movie The Astronaut Farmer, “You better know what you want to do before somebody know it for you.” So we better start using that Power given to us before somebody use his/hers on us.
And finally after we overcome the challenge, we grow. With every challenge, there is a great potential for us to grow and to become a better person. Not only that, we are automatically ready for bigger changes and challenges in life. This simple reason of growth makes change ever exciting for me!
What we really must do is Embracing Changes and Challenges and this journey call life will surely be an exciting and memorable one!
What does changes and challenges mean to you?
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Hi BK .. chop and change is fine .. but for the moment after 4 years .. I could do with life being normal for a while! I enjoy change and challenges – but not when they’re up front and personal and a bit much ..
So roll on 2011 and a simpler, easier life for a while before new opportunities and beginnings arise .. thanks .. Hilary
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I don’t seek change, but I don’t resist it either. I try to be in accord with what is.
I really used to *hate* change. I did everything I could to AVOID change. Until I realized I was missing out on so many learning experiences.
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@ Hilary, yes, it is always good to enjoy a normal life at time.
@ nothingprofound, you have touched on the key important point, “…don’t resist it.” We do not necessarily look for changes all the time but the most important is not resisting it.
@ Meleah, it is never too late
This year has been a year filled with changes and huge challenges that I never even knew existed. As I look back I see how everything that I thought was impossible to happen was truly in my mind. Having faith when we can’t see the answer is essential to being happy no matter what circumstances are that surround us. I learned this lesson: that deciding to focus on the good is the only way to be happy and avoid anxiety and sadness.So i consider myself stubbornly posistive 🙂 .
All the best,
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@ Eren, thank you for sharing your lesson learned with us. You couldn’t be more right to say that deciding to focus on the good is the only way to be happy and avoid anxiety and sadness. In fact, to be happy is as simple as deciding to be. 🙂
Change is inevitable yet people are scared of it so much because people feel comfortable in their old ways, old methods, old scenes, old habits, etc—and when change comes, you are paddling on the unknown. But to me it’s a challenge. Like last year, I went back to school to pursue BS Nursing studies, and of course I didn’t know what to expect….and it’s a change because it’s been 21 years since I graduated from college.
Change is good because it gives you the chance to maximize your potentials.What I do whenever there’s change , I pray and rely on God’s faithfulness and strength.
@ Bingkee, you couldn’t be more right to say that people are scared of change; at least most people are. And yet as you mentioned, “…Change is good because it gives you the chance to maximize your potentials…” That is what I truly believe, that with change comes the opportunity for one to grow up.
Change and challenge means to me that expansion is coming. I agree, in the midst of change it may not be possible to see the growth but we always have to hold the faith. The ebb and flow is what being human is all about. Every human being will experience change. And to have the understanding that with change comes growth can sometimes make the challenge just a little less challenging. With tremendous love and respect, M
@ Michelle, very true indeed, every human being will experience change. Change is the only permanent in this world.
It’s very inspiring post, thank you! I think fear of change is inherent to all humans, though sometimes situation that you’re currently in can be not so pleasing or comfortable, but sometimes you’re afraid or to lazy to make a real change. Currently, this is a real challenge in my life, I feel that I grew a bit lazy and inert. But it feels much better when you have overcome the difficulty, and you’re right, we’re not given a challenge that’s too big for us. Your post cast another light on what’s on my mind currently.
I used to be bad at dealing with change until I was forced to change. Things seem overwhelming when there’s lots of change going on, like you mentioned. But I like the mentality that lets you look back and say “I thought I didn’t have the capability to overcome.” I’ve been learning a lot recently that with effort, I do have the capability of overcoming the hard change.
@ Ben, it is something which we are all going through and learning from it. We certainly have the capability to overcome anything as long as we believe in it and then to take massive action.