Change – The Only Constant

There are very few eternally constant parts of life, CHANGE is one of those.

I am not the first nor the last to make this simple observation, but I am willing to share my opinion on CHANGE, how to live with it, and why there is nothing to fear in CHANGE.

Let us look at the most simplistic kinds of CHANGE first, we commonly want a CHANGE of scenery, hairstyle, change in the weather, we gotta CHANGE what we eat, change our underwear, and many other kinds of CHANGE that go almost unnoticed because of their frequency.

With all that CHANGE one would deduce that we as a species rather enjoy CHANGE  and have decided to make it a part of daily routine. Now of course there are always exceptions but even the most stubborn of people must make some CHANGE in their life or else they will cease to live.

All this CHANGE and when it comes time to CHANGE some thing could really make a difference in our mental or physical health we instantly make it into a problem all to often I hear this silly expression, “I’m no good at CHANGE .” or ,”I don’t handle CHANGE very well.” I can’t help but chuckle a little bit and think about how long that person has been wearing the same underwear. Of course I know that is ridiculous I mean some people don’t wear underwear so what is there to CHANGE, no wait I mean of course it’s easy to CHANGE something like that we consider mundane and necessity.

So why is it that daily CHANGE in the mundane seems to have little to no effect on these people who are “bad at changing”. From what I  have observed most of it has to do with people considering those kinds of changes as insignificant, additionally there is some social programming involved in it being a “normal” practice so they feel they have to. Perhaps you have even been brave enough to challenge this social norm and found that you are very uncomfortable after not changing clothes for a couple of days.

Wait a minute. You mean to tell me that you are willing to CHANGE your daily garments to make sure that you are comfortable, but changing your lifestyle is completely out of the question? Something seems a little odd about this, perhaps I am over simplifying this but let’s say your weight causes your clothes not to fit or some general aches and pains from the burden it places on your body, but you are not willing to CHANGE the way you live because you are “no good at CHANGE“.

Is it me or does this just sound ridiculous, are these CHANGEs not equally as important as changing your clothes or your hairstyle? I would definitely say they are equally as important. So why? The answer is really obvious and like most of nature very simplistic, these normal CHANGEs have already been accomplished multiple times in the past therefore have built up a level of confidence as to their likeliness for completion. If people were not so intimated by making a new CHANGE they would quickly realize that we are more than capable of making astronomical improvements in our life without even knowing it.

So perhaps the CHANGE itself is not actually the problem more likely your perspective towards your own capabilities or apprehension about whether or not you will like that CHANGE are what prevent you from making that CHANGE. Can it be really that easy? I know so, because if you would simply look at all the amazing CHANGEs you have made over your lifetime in order to survive or exist then you would realize that making a CHANGE in your perspective is actually really enjoyable. Furthermore if you look at all the great possibilities that could come from that CHANGE it is pretty rare that the negative potential from that CHANGE will ever outweigh them.

So let’s take some time to look at some of those wonderful CHANGEs that you have been putting off in your life because it might be uncomfortable or could possibly go wrong, just choose one because I know you probably have a few at least. Try embracing that CHANGE as if it were a game, keep track of your progress, make sure to share it with your LOVEd ones, and document how you feel about that CHANGE starting today and once a week for a couple of weeks. If you are interested I would LOVE to hear about that CHANGE and follow-up with you later to see how your progress is.

As always you are worth MORE THAN GOLD.



About sardeneaux

Raised as a preacher's kid for most of his adolescence, Sam is a young man who has come value LOVE and AUTHENTICITY more than anything else. Through the creation of MoreThanGold he hopes to provide a space for personal growth that will inspire others to remember their true worth.

Posted on September 26, 2013, in Reflections, Sam and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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