Change is a tricky thing, isn’t it?
Knowing which changes are worth making, and which ones cause needless stress is nearly impossible to figure out objectively. They all cause stress, and the possible benefits are usually a matter of opinion.
Telling other people to make change is easy. Generally, looking from the outside-in awards a fresh perspective. But most importantly, you’re not the one who has to change.
Sometimes, I think, we forget to look at ourselves; how comfortable normalcy is and how complacent it can make us. From time to time I develop the idea that I’m imune to routine, that I’m just so adaptable the new doesn’t even affect me. This adorable fantasy is inevitably shattered every so often when I am forced out of my comfort zone and I am reminded what it’s like to be in the hot seat.
Adapting to change is like flexing a muscle. When we do it often we do it well. But the more we let it atrophy, the more painful the change will be. Think about your first day back to the gym after a long hiatus.
Even those who practice change daily should step back and examine their lives. How do you do with the new and the unknown? The answer might surprise you.