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Changing directions

Change is constant. This isn’t news. Neither is the fact that most of us resist change at some point, even when we know it will be good for us.

We struggle against change because it’s uncomfortable. We have to leave our established patterns and notions behind to embrace something new. That’s scary. But it can also be exhilarating.

When we make a change — personal, professional, ideological — we don’t know for sure if the outcome will be good or bad. Of course, we hope it will be good. But even if it isn’t, it’s something new. It changes our direction and our mindset. The initial change we make may not be life-altering. It might even be awful for a while. But, in the end, it can take us somewhere completely different. Somewhere we never would have gone if we hadn’t made a change. 

And even making the smallest change is more powerful than just standing still.

2 Responses

  1. Well said. When the last company I was working for decided it was time to close shop, it turned out to be just the push I needed to go out on my own. Never looking back 😉

  2. Jonathon on October 8th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  3. Glad you enjoyed the post. And you are a perfect example of how something that seems like a negative change can turn out to be a very good thing!

  4. Amy Lynn Smith on October 8th, 2011 at 11:09 am

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