Change is not always easy. In fact, most life changes are difficult, confusing, and stressful. The outcome of those changes is an illustration of our personalities. Whether it is moving to a new city, changing careers, deciding to enroll in school, having a child, or buying a car, all change is necessary and inevitable. People respond to change differently. There are people who embrace change, those who accept it as it comes along, and those who fight change. I believe that personal growth institutes change. Without any variation, a person will be stuck in the same point of their lives.
Accepting change and not truly committing to it, causes resentment and regret. Forcing someone to change is not only difficult to do, but it is hindering. The person who is initiating the change will be disappointed because the change is a mandatory outcome; it is not what the other wants. Those who fight change completely are never satisfied with their lives. Change is inevitable and no one escapes it. The person who embraces change, however, stands above the rest. They are flexible and ready for any challenge. I believe that people who embrace change are courageous and powerful. Never hesitating to see a positive side of a change are those who accomplish the most.
Not all change is associated with important life decisions. Some changes are small and come from within. The desire to read more, the drive to achieve a personal goal, and the persistence to improve your character, all exemplify personal growth. If we take time to introspect and decide which qualities we need to improve, or get rid of, we will develop our personalities for the better.
Alan W. Watts said, “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance”. We should want to change for ourselves, and no one else. A person should crave to be more than they are today, and set out to achieve greatness. So do not be afraid of the future. Seize the day with what you have and make the most of it. Celebrate the little goals and enjoy life. We only get one; shouldn’t we make the most of it?