Why I love Change

Most people struggle with change. We are creatures of habit and it is hard to have to learn to do things differently, even if we know that we stand to benefit from it. That is why most diets never work. Even the simplest things as taking a different route to work, exercising regularly, eating more consciously, and even adapting to a new workplace are all challenging even to the most strong-willed person. Change demands our attention, makes us conscious of what we otherwise do automatically, and we find it very easy to revert back to our old habits.

But in life everything is changing. Our bodies are constantly creating new cells, our moods and feelings keep shifting, our personalities are evolving, our environment, the people in our life, everything is changing because it is the nature of life to change, to evolve and grow. I am no longer the person I was a year ago and definitely not the person I was ten years ago. And so have you grown and changed over the years, even though many of you might not be aware of these changes in yourselves. Therefore, accepting change and accepting that everything and everyone will change, allows us to be more open to change and keeps us in the flow.

“If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not being intelligent. Humans thrive in change and expansion — yet there can be so many internal or external blocks to change.”

Dr. Benjamin Hardy Ph.D.

When we try to avoid change and keep things as is, we become very unhealthy and stop growing into the evolving human beings we were supposed to become. In order to change, we have to learn new things which challenge our intelligence and ability, which stretch our imagination, endurance and character.

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change”

Albert Einstein

Some of the best learning happens during a change or directly after. Regardless of whether we like the change or not, growth and development are guaranteed. We are never the same person after something in our life has changed. Even the most challenging changes like loss of a close one, divorce, or loss of job can bring about a high level of personal and professional growth and self-realization.

  • We may decide to do something different like learn a new software, choose a different career, take up a new hobby, open our own business.
  • We do things differently because our perspective regarding it may have changed. I never enjoyed exercising but did it nevertheless. Changes in my health made me realize the importance of exercise and has transformed how I view my sweat session.

For me changes to my personal and professional circumstances has always led to tremendous growth and opportunity. Very recently, I changed employers and my new workplace bought new challenges that made me realize that I wanted to be my own boss and have my own business. This led to the inception of NorthStar Change Consulting which focuses on helping people navigate change in the workplace and helping organizations make a strong positive impact on their employees.

About the Author

About the Author

Jessica Samson, MBA, CHRP, C. Mgr.

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