The Courage to Change
Time for Change
Many of us grew up hearing the old saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" and "leave well enough alone". Have these sayings and attitudes that we grew up with made it hard for us to embrace change? Have we been taught by society to accept things the way they and not to change what we don't like? Are we evolving or have we already evolved into a population that has been taught not to question a system that works at making life so easy and convenient for many while ignoring the needs of more?
Life is change and change is good. There is not one moment in time that is the same as any moment ever before. Think about that for a moment as that moment changes. That is one of the incredible gifts of life. That means that nothing needs to be thought of as permanent and we can change; it's a natural part of who we are as a part of the planet. Corny? maybe, and totally opposite of what we've been taught; "don't rock the boat".
Well I'm here to say rock away, it's good for the soul.
Our Past Affects Our Present
Change can be scary. We are all brought into this world from our mothers womb; the similarities to the rest of our life experiences stop there. Each one of us comes into this world received by different hands, in vastly different conditions, situations, environments which will begin to shape the people we become. From birth each of us starts to be affected and a reflection of our surroundings.
The people who love us or don't, encourage us or don't, teach us or don't all affect how we perceive ourselves as we grow up. Those around us who model how to make change are living examples to follow. Self confidence, courage, honesty and the thirst for knowledge are all drivers of an individuals ability to grasp and embrace change over the years and to actually strive for it.
Not everyone is surrounded by conditions that give confidence and encourage individual growth. We live in a society that markets to the public as to sheep that will follow them over the cliff, and society buys in, literally.
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Change the World
Our world is filled with distractions, toys, unnecessary items that keep us moving forward, making our lives so convenient that we don't have to consider changing anything because the world has been created perfectly by the marketers of North America. Why on earth would you ever need to think about change on any level? Life has been made into a tidy little package taht we are all expected to want to be a part of.
We have bought into the propaganda that we all have to be the same, do the same, want the same, despite the push for us all to be "individuals". We're supposed to be individuals under a predetermined definition put out there by the marketing gurus whose soul purpose is to make money for the corporations. The advertising campaigns we are bombarded with daily do not encourage going against the establishment, being different, thinking on our own, so it makes it very difficult to consider taking our own path, making changes and going against the norm in all areas of our lives.
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Just Do It!
But individual change in any and all ways can be done. It takes faith, courage, self confidence and the realization that if something you change doesn't work out it can be changed again. Life is change.
The realization that you can make effective change also comes with practice and small successes. Self confidence and positive change can spur creativity that can add such value to your life that making change can become contagious once you start. When you see the results of making changes and taking control of your life and situations that have not worked for you in the past, you become empowered and open minded.
When you become open minded and start thinking outside the box you become open to possibilities that can lead you down life paths that had never occurred to you. Making changes brings with it an awareness of the power you have as an individual to actually steer your life in directions that work for you.
Hard to Do?
Do you find making change in your life challenging?
Change is about the journey and what it teaches us about ourselves, our world and our ability as people. We are a flexible, adaptable race, lucky enough to have intelligence, opportunity and a huge world to interconnect with and explore.
If you are someone who is on the fence about making a change I encourage you to go for it, make the leap, have confidence in yourself and an adventure that embraces whatever change you want!
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