Change is inevitable – at home, at work, and in the world. People and organizations are constantly evolving and changing. No one can stop change, as it is the only constant in life. If you want to be happy or improve your life in one-way or another, don’t expect things to radically change unless you do something about it.
Fear of the unknown…
The fear of the unknown is what stops most people from ever making positive changes in their lives. This great fear of the unknown causes people not to take chances and to stay in situations where they’re not very happy. As soon as people think about change they start playing the “what if” game – What if I make a mistake? What if it’s worse than what I have now? What if I fail?
The worst part about being afraid of change is that you can end up settling for whatever happens – it seems less scary that way. This is a far more frightening way to live because you don’t have the feeling of being in control of what happens to you and you live in fear of what might happen. Having the confidence to take action in the face of fear not only provides you with a sense of control – it will also provide you with a life full of purpose and joy.
Shake things up…
To change your life for the better, you have to “shake things up”. Do things differently and adopt a new mindset – be a different person. By putting yourself in new situations you can stretch yourself in ways you never thought you could. You may discover talents you never knew you had or meet someone whose interests are different than yours. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.
So be brave, take risks and look at change not as a threat to your current situation, but as an opportunity to learn and grow. When you accept and embrace change, it will give you a new perspective in life and allows you to see things in a different way. Change gives you hope and can be the very thing that you need to revitalize your life.
You don’t actually have to “conquer” fear. You just have to master it….