The literal definition of change is to make or become different. In other words, to change you have to alter the original product to make it different.
Change comes in many different sizes, for example a small change might be cutting your finger nails or shaving, but a big change would be something like moving house, or going to university. These are all great changes, however it won’t always be that way sometimes we will get a change that we are unhappy with, like someone dying.
One of the main things we have to understand about change is that we can’t stop it, no matter how far along we are in life there will always be an element of change. Whether it’s a grandchild, a new diet or a crash that changes our lives we all experience it at some point, so I would encourage you to not fear it. I am a huge believer in fate and I think that everything happens for a reason, the change may feel rubbish at the time but it will end up having a positive affect in the long run.
Sometimes we have to make a decision to change something in our lives to be happy, like letting go of the one you love or the huge decision to go to university. My advice here is that if you want to change your life for the better all of that power is in your hands, nothing is going to happen unless you make a concious effort to change it. If you feel that going in to education, starting a business or gaining friends will make you happy then by all means go for it, if you don’t do it yourself then it is likely never to come in to your life.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek” – Barack Obama
If you are in the current mindset where you are afraid to change an aspect of your life you are NOT alone. I’ll let you in on a little secret, we’re all scared of change. Even the people who seem to embrace it have a small ounce of fear tucked away inside in them when having to make a big change. It’s like going for a job interview, even if we say we’re not nervous deep down we really want the job and can’t help but feel anxious we wont get it.
The biggest change I have had to make in the past year is my decision to apply for university, it is definitely one of the scariest things I have had to do and if you’d asked me a year ago whether I wanted to go to University, the answer would have been NO. Don’t get me wrong, I am still terrified at the thought of being a uni student but I feel more confident in my decision now than I did earlier this year. Truthfully I changed my mind, something us humans are good at doing.
Occasionally you will see people with a completely new mindset after years of the same thing, which is great for them. At least they know what they want, however I fall under the plague of never being able to make a decision. Even when I think I know what I want my brain shouts the opposite, causing doubts. Often, though, a change of mind is for the better, it is something to be proud of not feared.
What are your views on change?
Thanks to Nicholas Wright for the topic.