German physicist Georg C. Lichtenberg states, “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” As humans, we are hardwired to resist change. There is comfort in routine and discomfort in unpredictability. Individuals experience change every day, whether it be navigating a new drive to work, sitting in a new spot in the office, experimenting with a new recipe for dinner or reading a book of a different genre. These small changes open us up to new ways of thinking. As our perspectives shift, we grow and become better versions of ourselves. We learn how to adapt to new circumstances. That is all part of the power of change.
Change comes in many different shapes and sizes. While it is easier to embrace small changes every day, big changes leave us hesitant to take the plunge and fully embrace a new way of living. With the big changes, we focus on how we expect to feel, which could include feeling uncomfortable, uneasy and frustrated. Instead, we need to rewire our brains to embrace change. Run towards it instead of away. This applies to all areas of life, especially personally and professionally. The benefits of change far outweigh the negatives when it is put into context.
The Benefits of Change
Flexibility becomes Fun
Change can be intimidating. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. You start to be more flexible when the challenges of change are thrown your way. Frequent changes in life make it easier to adapt to new environments, situations, people and perspectives.
Optimism and Opportunities Go Hand-in-Hand
When faced with change in our daily lives, it forces us to reassess our direction and find unexpected ways forward. We become more effective in all aspects. Being optimistic about change provides a chance to rejuvenate your passion in what you do. Thus, new opportunities arise.
Beating Monotony is Easy
Every change is a like a plot twist in a beloved book. When you embrace change, you are closing one chapter and opening another. Whether you take on new responsibilities at work or start a new job, you shuck your routine and beat the monotony of the mundane. You embrace new perspectives and a new start to your personal and professional lives.