Some changes are just harder to accept than others

We all know change will come, we all know change happens with or without our consent, so we just need to accept it. You cannot fight change, a look back through history will tell you that. You do not even need to look that far back with what is happening in the Middle east. The only thing constant in our lives is change but it unsettles and shakes our confidence sometimes. I’m not talking about the small things as they tend to give you a little wave that they are coming. So why do we resist change even if there is a good chance that the change will be good for us? Sometimes there are so many things pointing to you making a change that really it makes sense yet you still resist and fight it, why?

It is human nature to keep growing as you move forward, but has society conditioned us so much with fear that we are scared of what might happen? Has the worlds influencers got us so afraid that we may step back a single step in our lives even though it could, in the long run, be the best thing you do? I have seen this in my industry where people in advertising have worked for years in traditional advertising creating an impressive portfolio and list of clients only to find, at the time when they should be taking the biggest jobs, that the industry has moved and they are out of a job. I often wonder what led me to explore the digital world all the way through my career, experiment with programming, design website, speak at conferences around the world on social media without any real plan other than it was something that interested me.

It was not a conscious decision, although our industry like most others is always evolving as technology changes our world, but one that just seemed to be put in my path at a moment in my life where I did not over think the change taking place. Which leads me to a conclusion about myself; when I think to much about the change taking place my instinct is to resist, but why? Okay some changes in my life have not been pleasant but one thing I do know out of every single change I have faced throughout my life, I learned and became a stronger person for it. So in that case any future change ‘should’ be greeted with acceptance rather than resistance. I guess we will have to see!

7 thoughts on “Some changes are just harder to accept than others

  1. I think as humans we find it so much easier to stay within our comfort zone…I know for me I am happier where I am familiar and at ease with my life. Most change in my life has come from being affected by those around me…for instance when my ex divorced me the change to single life was a culture shock for me…I had never been alone before..I went from my parents home to being married. At first I never thought I would be happy again and now I find having to answer to no one but myself very freeing…in the end change was the best thing that could have happened. šŸ™‚ Thanks for a great post! šŸ™‚ My fav pix: 1st in 3rd, 3rd in 4th and definitly 1st in 5th! šŸ™‚

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    1. You always surprise me with the choices of images. It’s great to see which ones stand out of the collections šŸ™‚

      I believe you are right that we tend to fear change, I am glad that you found yourself, too many people do not get the chance to see who or what they can be in this world. Many great people simple disappear in to the background due to an over powering personality that tends to suppress the beauty of the other.

      Take care Alan.

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  2. some changes are good and i think we adapt well but those that give us a challenge we seem to resist as long as possible but then its enevitable that you go along with the changes or fight a loosing battle have a good week alan hope all your changes are good ones xxjen

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  3. Change is the spice of life, and it’s often a good thing, even if it doesn’t seem that way at the time. I look forward to change with eagerness, but that doesn’t mean that I am not a little worried about it either.

    At times change is difficult to accept. I think most of us obtain a degree of comfort from the familiar. When change happens it threatens that which we have come to expect, as well as our expectations. I usually accept change in the knowledge that it’s an enevitability in life. Some changes however, like your little children growing up and leaving home are more difficult than expected, as is growing old and not having the physical abilities that you had when you were younger. Regardless, change will continue to occur. The key is to accept those things that you cannot change. Change is one of them.

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