Change, Don’t Let it Happen to You, Be Change
Change is all around us and it is never going away. All of our lives we have experienced change and as long as we continue to draw a breath, we will experience change.
This past year we have all experienced and continue to experience change. Change in the ways we conduct business, changes in our organization structure, perhaps changes in our position, reporting relationships, personal relationships and circumstances. Certainly we are surrounded by change and a lot of it.
There are really only two ways to react to change. We either embrace it or we reject it. If we embrace the change, then we find ourselves looking forward, developing new relationships, trying to understand how our new environment works, establishing our individual perspective on how we fit into the new world and ultimately, how to thrive in this new set of circumstances.
Alternatively, if we choose to reject the change, we create a never ending anxiety about how we choose not to fit in the new world and watch our new reality spin ever further away from the way it used to be. Not embracing our new reality does not stop the world from changing around us. It just creates a greater distance from where we are to where we need to be.
Consider if we were able to reverse the change, even then things would never be the same. We have new experiences and new ways of thinking that would not allow the past to ever resurface as a new today.
By doing so we are no longer the victim of the change but a living part of the change, looking forward and reestablishing our prior level of comfort. Our choice is to either not let change happen to us or to be part of the change.
Personally, I choose to be part of the change. How about you? What are your thoughts on this?