“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”~Gail Sheehy
I learned in high school physics that an object at rest likes to stay at rest…and sometimes I think that defines how most of us approach life. While moving and changing can be a wonderful thing, so often we get stuck in ruts without even knowing it. “This is how I’ve always done it,” we think, “and it works just fine.” “Don’t fix it if it’s not broken,” people share. Life goes on and we stay how and where we are.
But if we don’t change, if we don’t allow new ideas, actions, experiences, and people to enter our lives, we don’t really grow. We stagnate. One of the most amazing beauties of life is how much variety there is – how many different types of people, how many different experiences, how many possibilities. By limiting ourselves to what we already know how to do and what we’ve already experienced, even when it’s been fine, or even great, up until now, we limit how much we really live.
Change is a chance to grow. To experience new things. To try something out and see how it works. To live.
As a coach, I have seen many clients resist change for so long…and then take the chance, make the change, and open themselves up to something new. Then their lives seem to take off with opportunity. Change creates growth, which creates life.
Where are you resisting change? How can you open yourself up to something new, even if you do it bit by bit?
Try at least one thing new this week and note the change and growth.