Change May Be The Only Thing
In Life That Truly, Never Changes.
There will always be change, in ourselves, in others, and in the world. We have little influence on most of these changes. But sometimes we want to make changes in ourselves or something around us. If you are reading this blog, you might already know you want to some kind of change in your life. What is this change you want to make? How do you want to make it?
It is basic to understand that change can be positive or negative; there’s nothing about changing that is inherently positive. The change you make can be good and move you forward in some way or it may not. Simply creating a change does not mean you are making progress. You cannot make progress without change but you can make change without making progress. Be careful not to confuse the two.
Jim Rohn says, “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” Whatever changes you make should be seen as alterations to your lifestyle. This implies that the change will be lasting. For example, if you want to save money, you probably wouldn’t plan to do so for a finite amount of time. I have never heard anyone say, “I’m going to put $50 into my savings account per week, for the next year only.” Temporary changes are occasionally good ones, but they are more often unsuccessful (think of the many diets you or someone you know has gone on. Few , if any, have made any lasting positive effects). Instead, your positive changes will likely become lifestyle habits, such as eating healthier and exercising regularly.
Change for the better doesn’t always happen quickly. Your progress may not be as rapid as you would like but much change is achieved by slow but steady progress toward a worthy goal. The rate of your progress can fluctuate, too; maybe you will move forward quickly at first, then more slowly. No matter what, celebrate the small changes because they add up over time. Also, one relatively small, positive change will often lead to others that are made easier by the earlier success.
Think of changes in your life as parts of the adventure we call life. Change is not inherently stressful and should be enjoyed as a natural and exciting part of your life. You’re making a brave journey into the partially unknown, and it can be fantastic as well as practical.