You know that I love to share! Life gives us a lot of ‘enforced change.’ You didn’t want to be jobless. You didn’t want that illness. You didn’t want to find out your man has another woman. It could go on, heck, maybe your car won’t go.
1. Can I see this change as an opportunity?
Is there something of value somewhere in this change? Can I find something within it, a take away from which I can learn? Will I take the opportunity I’ve found and adjust or adapt to this change, to change my life, to even change me?
2. Can I react to this change by changing myself?
What thoughts and feelings do I have? Can I let go of some of them? Which ones will I allow to go? Which will I choose to express? What thoughts, words, and actions will empower me to accept this change? How will I change?
3. Can I just be with this change until I am ready to change?
Sometimes that’s all we can do. Sometimes changes are so unexpected, so painful, and so uncontrollable, we simply have to muster up enough courage just to be. And that’s okay. Because, you know what? This will change too.
Because everything changes.
Everything changes, indeed.
We are constantly changing and as is the world around us. Adaptability is one of the greatest skills we can develop and we can develop it.
I don’t think anybody loves change — unless it’s winning the lottery or after years believing you’re barren, suddenly being with child.
We can learn to see it in a different light and when we see it as something actionable, where we have power, where we have choices to make for ourselves, we are happier. Who doesn’t want to be happy? Take that bundle of enforced change that landed in your lap and drag its latent arse back into your set of tools, setting it into motion for you again.