Few things are more certain in life than change. It’s never easy, and there’s almost always a silver lining, but it can be hard to see it when the going gets tough. The good news is that by seeing change in a more positive light, you can harness its many practical benefits. The next time it knocks at your door, remember these three things.
Change Doesn’t Mean Bad
Change is uncomfortable, and your first response may be negative because you fear the potential loss it brings. Like most events in life, however, the chance for a positive outcome is at least 50-50. Embracing change doesn’t mean wearing rose-colored glasses or glossing over obvious challenges. By acknowledging there is equal potential for something wonderful to accompany unforeseen events, they become more manageable.
Life Will Always Be Full of Change
Change is inevitable, but when you take emotions out of the picture, it becomes easier to adapt. Overcoming your fears is a good first step. Take some time to figure out what you are afraid of, write down an action plan, and use the support of friends and family to move forward. Even if you don’t accomplish everything, at least you’ll have tried, and you will be better than you were before.
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Change Opens Us Up to New Possibilities
The many amazing possibilities change brings aren’t always apparent when it first strikes. The what-if scenarios that run through your head may be predominantly negative, making it tough to see the wide range of potentially positive end results.
If you’re having a hard time seeing the silver lining in change, take a deep breath and a step back. You can’t control every factor. Make a list of pros and cons for those aspects of your life that can’t be avoided. Identify alternative courses of action for each and create a flowchart that addresses the scary what-ifs. Putting what’s on your mind down in black and white makes it easier to visualize new possibilities and helps you track your progress as things evolve.
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It’s hard to love to change because it’s unpredictable and can be deeply painful. Even so, it can also be an instrument of positive transformation in your life that will usher in surprises better than you’ve ever dreamed of. Once you embrace the fact that something positive can come from change just as much as something bad can, you will find it easier to cope with whatever changes may come your way.
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