Everyone doesn’t like the idea of the change. The word itself causes people to become uneasy. But it’s all the things they attach to it— anxiety, discomfort, pain, etc.
It really depends on how you look at the word change. I try to see the possibilities in the word— the possibility of becoming better, the possibility of improving my life in some way, or the possibility of growing as a result of a new situation.
Becoming better is a choice that you get to make for yourself. You are the one who gets to decide in what ways you’d like to see yourself or your life improve. Take a closer look at parts of yourself and your life that you’d like to see get better. That’s the best place to start.
So, you start with a choice. The actions that follow should support that choice. Actions always mean more than words, but here they mean the difference between improving yourself and not changing at all. Now, whether you want to stop procrastinating in some area of your life, start a new diet and exercise program, or begin a new creative project, you must first make the choice to start, then take the actions that support your choice.
Think of yourself as a project— one that gets better with the choices you make and the actions you take. As with anything, getting better will take practice. In many situations, the work will require more effort than you might have thought. But if the end result is a better you, then it’s definitely worth the work.
If you’re feeling stuck in a fishbowl, it’s time to start planning your leap into an ocean of wider possibilities. It’s time for you to change things.