Change is inevitable. It’s something we all go through in life whether we want it to happen or not. In most cases, our idea of change is an unwanted variable that comes along, ruining good things and making things worse over time. But change can happen for the better, and most often does. We don’t like to openly invite change to make things better, but it’s only because it’s unfamiliar; And everyone tends to be a little scared about unfamiliarity.
So, as I go through one of the biggest changes of my life, I have to remind myself that change is a good thing. To want change is to know that you desire more from life, and that where you are has become to stagnant and complacent. Sometimes, change is desired, and sometimes it’s needed. In this case, I think it was a little bit of both. I can only hope that it will bring good and positive things to me in the future. So with that said, here are a few reasons why I think change is good and something we should all embrace and strive for:
Change gets you out of your comfort zone
I’m some sort of an introvert, so I know all about comfort zones and being in them. But, doing things that are unfamiliar to you builds confidence. Without confidence, you won’t get too far in life. With confidence, you are more willing to put yourself out there and take chances. I’ve had to learn this and still am trying to get used to being confident in/with change. Getting out of your comfort zone allows you to spread your wings and show the world what you can really do outside of your normal comfort box. And no, you don’t ALWAYS have to get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes it’s good to go back and chill, but don’t stay there.
Change allows you to grow
Change is life. It’s how this whole ‘life’ thing works. Getting you out of your comfort zone is the basis of change, and allows for you to grow, and as you grow, you learn. And as you learn more, the better off you are in life. Growth from change allows you to experience so much more than you ever would staying in your comfort zones.
Change and being adaptable are seen as positives
We all know that things at work never goes as planned. As a bag-boy at the local grocery store I learned that being open to change is how you get recognized. Work itself, is just one big ball of Murphy’s law ready to explode on your hour after hour. And being susceptible to change allows you to handle these situations like a BOSS. Adaptability and change go hand in hand. If you allow your resistance to change to keep you from taking charge or handling a situation accordingly, this is definitely seen as a negative. Change allows you to be creative in solving a problem. A plus in many employer’s eyes.
Change can help spice up your life
In more ways than one…lol. I am very accepting of change for this reason alone. Doing the same things over and over for an extended amount of time got me into semi depressive moods many times, because it felt like I wasn’t doing anything or going anywhere in my life. The same routines of my day to day allowed me to focus on why I felt like I wasn’t successful, or why my life was “boring”, and contributed to a negative aura and thought process. Change, just in your daily routine, can help with these types of thoughts and maybe a big change could help as well.
Change allows you to experience new things
As we all know, change presents opportunities. Without being open to change, I wouldn’t be making the biggest move of my life in 31 days. Simple as that.
You have to put yourself out there. We as humans get to the point where we’re just really comfortable and complacent and just refuse to embrace change because we’re so familiar with the constant. Be open to change and all of the good impact that it may have on you. Who knows, it could lead to great opportunities that you would have never imagined. It could change your life. To fear change, is to fear the unknown, and that totally understandable, but how long are you going to let the fear of change dictate how you live your life?