Rachel Chan | Sometimes things change. Which means we change.
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Sometimes things change. Which means we change.

If there is one thing in life that is certain it’s evolution. We got to where we are today because of it. So why is it then that so many of us resist change?

We hold onto things that, deep down, we KNOW no longer serve us (shitty jobs, shitty friends, shitty relationships – you name them I’ve held onto them all!). We choose to ignore the evidence in front of us that these things are no longer a fit.

But today it’s time to face facts. Sometimes things change. Which means we change. Or other people change. Or sometimes it’s the other way around.

The person I was at 16 years old is a dramatically different to the person I was at 25, and even the person I am right now is worlds apart from the one I was just 2 years ago. In my eyes, change is not negative but positive. It is both the cause and the effect of my own growth.
It wasn’t always this way though. It hasn’t always been easy for me to embrace change in the way I do now. The last few years in my life have definitely been challenging to say the least. I’ve changed as a result of changes in my life, and this was met with resistance from lots of people around me.
Someone once told me ‘I’d changed’ as if it was a bad thing and it made me think -why is it that we sometimes see someone growing as being a negative thing? Is it because their growth makes us feel uncomfortable with our own?

Here’s the thing. It’s natural as humans for us to fear the unknown (our body & mind are designed to keep us safe after all!) and it can be hard for us to let things go. But the truth of the matter is, we NEED to embrace change if we want our lives & circumstances to change. That is a fact!

Change is inevitable but what’s even more powerful is when change is intentional. Clearing out the weeds so you can watch your garden grow is scary, YES. But do you know what’s even scarier? Allowing fear of change to hold you back from sowing the seeds of a life you love.

So next time somebody tells you – you’ve changed? Say thank you. Take it as a compliment not an insult, because it means your flower is ready to bloom.

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