Besides the changing of nature’s pallet, there comes a time when even individuals like myself need to shed our “old skin” and done on a new persona.
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
WHY is change so difficult?
Could very well be lack of knowledge on the subject matter, lack of will power…or you’ve become accustomed to the status quo and the fear of change is simply too much to think about let alone act upon.
Avoiding change means avoiding pain and we are hard wired to steer clear of anything that might cause the least bit of discomfort.
However, if you look at your present situation, if you feel stress, anxiety, are depressed…isn’t change a good thing? Hmmmmm…….
Perhaps you need to take those baby steps….steps that don’t seem so daunting that when you look at the overall picture you aren’t overwhelmed either emotionally or physically. And…depending on the situation…maybe you simply need to jump right in–with both feet and…wait for it….embrace the unknown.
As we get older, what we do and how we do it defines us. And when we find that our past and present behaviors are not “cutting it” any longer, there is real fear. Perhaps it’s fear of losing our unique identity, of really tackling something that really is outside of our comfort zone. Whatever it is many of us Americans seem to be hesitant to review our lifestyle.
But sometimes we have to…for our health both mind and body, for our loved ones…for work. Whatever it is…sometimes sticking to the grind just isn’t conducive to a healthy way of living.