Not so many people get excited upon speaking about the subject of “change” and no wonder that it is linked to uncertainty and pain. However, change is inevitable and I don’t think it can be avoided except by iced-up mentalities.
Nothing in the natural world remains the same from one moment to the next. There is an old saying: “The only constant in life is change”, everything is dynamic, continually changing whether we want it to or not, whether we are a willing participant or not. We are part of that world, and our lives can expand in response to this normal call to change.
Over the years I've seen people who are not just changing but seeking change motivated by the desire to be the best they can be. Actually I consider it a prove of maturity to be able to recognize one’s deficiencies and seek personal growth and development, the more this attitude expands to cover different life dimensions, the more we enhance the quality of our lives and experience life deeply and joyfully.
So mostly, change shouldn’t be linked to pain except for those who are pretty well stuck right where they are, those who are attached tightly to their childish comfort zones where they are safe, secure and can easily select the attitude of complaining about everything and condemning everybody but themselves. Intimidated by the unknown, some might just deny pressures and reject any call for change …but what’s wrong with this model? Why wouldn’t we just deny the “push-pull” forces and live happy?
Putting on blinders and ignoring situations that drives change prevents us from seeing what the world can be through our efforts and prevents us from making a genuine difference in the world by following our passion which can be the greatest price one can pay. We fail short to recognize one of our most valuable assets in life is the ability to learn and to enhance our characters, our personalities, our health, our attitudes, our work environments, our look, our relations and our lives as a whole.
In a word, life without change is easy, is secure and is safe but most likely it leads to a wasted life with no real purpose, no joy. And yet change means stepping into the unknown and losing your comfortable routine, it is an opportunity to develop, to grow, to evolve and to be the best you can be.