As we grow older we develop into who we really are. You find out new things about yourself everyday.We find out our strengths, weaknesses, what we like and dislike. I love mountains, I studder significantly, I dislike people who “talk the talk but don’t walk the walk”, and I’m a nerd when it comes to earth science. Change is apart of my/our everyday life. Think about your life a year ago, how much has changed? Some change is positive while some are negative. As humans we need change to get us higher.Deep down inside everyone, there is a person destined for greatness. It’s all about evolving and learning to be the best person you can be. We need change to help us grow. Without change we can become bored with our everyday lives. Which leads us into a slump and those are never fun.
Changing yourself is a process. You need to understand why you are doing this and what you don’t like about your life.
“Changing yourself, in order to be a better person, a stronger person, a healthier person, a smarter person, a nicer person, a more honest person, a more honorable person…….those are worthwhile reasons.”
Do it for yourself, not for the cute boy in math class or because you want to become more popular. It should be PUREly for your own happiness. Everyone wants to be happy and I am sure of that. You need out with the old and in with the new. Here are some reasons…
1. Personal Growth
You grow and learn new things every time something changes. You discover new insights about different facets of your life. You fix those dull points in your life, those little knicks in your personality. You learn important lessons even from changes that did not lead you to where you wanted to be. You also develop a new attitude every time your are faced with an opportunity to change.
Frequent changes make you easily adapt to new situations, new environments, and new people. As a result you do not freak out when something unexpectedly shifts. It helps you cope with problems that life throws at you. You have more of a smooth, relaxed approach to conquering conflicts.
We all have things in our lives we’d like to improve—finances, job, partner, house, etc. All of us know that nothing will improve by itself. We need to do things differently to make that happen. Without change, there’d be no improvements. Its a good feeling when you upgrade aspects of your life. It makes you feel better about yourself and the life you created.
4. Life values
From time to time changes make you re-evaluate your life and look at certain things from a different perspective. Depending on what the change is, it may also reinforce your life values. The change of friends in your life can really help you look at things in a new way. It makes you glance at things in a different point of view. My friends at my job are much older than I and have been through a lot. So when it comes time to give advise they are a lot wiser than I am and have probably been though it already, so there advise is much more valuable and eye opening.
5. The Snowball Effect
Often we give up because we cannot accomplish the difficult task of making a huge and immediate change. That is when small changes become extremely valuable. One shift at a time, small changes will eventually lead you to the desired big one.
Not all changes lead you to pleasant periods of life. Unfortunately we do not live in fairy tale and sad things happen, too. Overcoming the tough period will make you stronger. I personally have been through a lot of struggles in my life dealing with myself and there is not a day where I wake up and regret those struggles because it made me stronger and they have molded me into the person I am today. These bumps, I believe, have made me a nicer more passionate person.
Changes trigger progress. Things move forward and develop because of the them. Changes are the fuel to your engine.
One never knows what each change may bring. When you turn from your usual path there will be plenty of different opportunities waiting for you. Changes will bring new choices for happiness and fulfillment. Know when your letting go of big pieces of your life that there will always be more to come. Just because you closed the door on a part of your life doesn’t mean that others doors wont open, because they will.
9. New Beginnings
Each change is a turning page. It is about closing one chapter and opening another one. Changes bring new beginnings and excitement to life. It always exciting to go one a first date with someone new, or walking into your first day on the job. Its refreshing and gives you hope that everything is going to be alright.
Going through the motions either with a relationship or an everyday schedule is never fun. It starts to wear and tear on you. It eventually brings you down without anything significantly bad happening. Breaking from routine can really be life changing.
“If there were no change, there would be no butterflies”
Always remember change in the end will be positive. Don’t get hung up on petty problems or the “fear” of change. I promise you, you will be okay.Change reminds us that anything is possible. It’s easy to think that anything that’s stuck will always be that way. But when you see things change, whether it’s in your life or some one else’s, it’s encouragement to know that nothing stays the same forever. There is always hope.