How to Approach Change

"Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die."

Ray Norda

     Change is an inevitable part of life. To put is simply, change makes the world go around. This quote is a reminder that you have a choice on how you deal with change. You can choose to cause it, accept it or resist it. Those are your 3 choices. 2 of those choices are beneficial and 1 is detrimental. I suggest you decide to either cause change or accept it in order to get the most out of your life.

     The first beneficial choice when it comes to change is to cause it. It’s beneficial because in order to cause it you must be in charge. You must be the leader of the change. When you know what you want and cause the change that you want you ultimately get the results that you want. You will be known as a change agent. Every successful person you know has been a change agent and the only thing stopping you from being one is you.

     The second beneficial choice when it comes to change is to accept it. You actually do it every year as the seasons change. Nature provides infinite examples of change that we all accept. We do so because we have to in order to survive. However there are many other changes in life that we should accept in order to survive. They may be small changes is comparison but they are important nonetheless. Accepting change keeps you a peace. Peaceful people have much better lives than those that are in disharmony.

     The third choice you have is to resist change. By resisting change you don’t allow for growth. It is very clear that nothing or no one grows without change. I am not just talking simple growth like height and weight. I’m talking about growing to be a better father, a better employee, a better child, a better communicator, a better runner, etc. None of those things will happen without change. If you resist change in any of those areas you will not grow and when you stop growing you move closer and closer to death.

     My challenge to you is to evaluate your current life. What are you in the process of changing? What change has been thrust open you that you need to accept? What part of your life hasn’t grown in years and what change have you resisted that has help stump that growth? Once you’ve gotten the answers to those questions you can now choose what change you will cause and what change you will accept. Resistance is not an option. That decision to either cause or accept change will help you get the most out of life.

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