What is he talking about? “Change in all things is sweet.” If change in all things is really sweet, why do so many of us “hate” to change? If it is so good, why do we hate it? Why?
Because change is scary. Change is not comfortable. Change is innovative. Even though change is scary, it is still the best way forward. If you don’t change, time will pass you by. If you don’t change, how can you grow? Your future depends on your ability to change.
Change is scary, but embrace it. That is the only way forward. I don’t know five or six ways to change your life. I do know that if you embrace change, you are set for the future. But if you don’t, you will be left behind. Do you want to be left behind?
Change is what will take you from here to there. Are you ready to love change?
As Margaret J. Wheatley put it, “The things we fear most in organizations- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances- are the primary sources of creativity.” They are.
As human beings, we need chaos to survive. We need chaos to know who we are, what we can do, and what is important to us. Without chaos, without trouble, we cannot grow. We can’t make new things. New things come from chaos.
When in trouble, instead of mourning, crying, frustrated, get up and design a way forward. If you sit down and collect your thoughts, there are many ways forward. When you are going through difficult times in life, focus on the opportunities ahead of you, focus on growth, not on problems. If you want to grow, don’t see chaotic times in your life as a challenge. It is not a challenge, but an opportunity.
“Whatever it is that you are going through in life, see it as an opportunity for you to live differently, work differently, and love differently. It is not meant to destroy you, but to make you stronger.”
Chaos is not a problem, but an opportunity to grow. Take it, learn from it, and move on.