The Inevitability of Change
Not many things in life are guaranteed, but we can all count on change. Those that fight it only prolong the inevitable. The question is, how do we harness change? How do we ever so slightly guide the raging river of change?
At this point in my life, changes are coming fast and furious. The good news is, almost all of them are positive. In the end, any change that is thrown at us throughout our lives is ultimately up to us to cast in a positive or negative light. Our perspective will shape our reality.
I was watching the new season of ‘Last Chance U’ last night. In the opening scene, the venom-spitting coach Brown stated at one point that he was “to old to change, and ain’t no motherf-er gonna change him.” This type of thinking is what Carol Dweck would deem a ‘fixed mindset.’ I believe that a fixed mindset is one of, if not the biggest detriments to a life well-lived.
Life is growth; life is movement; life is change.
Every day our bodies, the environment, literally everything around us is changing. Even the edifices in our world that we believe to be fixed and immoveable are changing. In another 100,000 years, the Rocky mountains will look like their sisters in the Appalachian range. On almost yearly basis islands are formed while others are submerged in the South Pacific. Our solar system and the universe and even the multiverse (if you’re game for that theory) is changing so much every second that we can’t even begin to fathom it.
So who are we, as specks on the face of the planet we call Earth, to think that we can’t change?
Why are some people so opposed to something new? We’ve all heard the adage that ‘new is scary.’ Sure it is, but stagnation and a lack of change equal only one thing for certain…death.
Death of ideas.
Death of growth.
Death of life.
So again, how do we harness change, and ride it toward the future that each of us genuinely seeks? For the most part, I believe that we bristle to change because we are losing intuition, we are losing touch with how we feel, with what we know to be true.
There are a lot of people that make a living off of coaching others on how to plan for the future. How to set goals. How to create financial freedom. How to build a vision for their life. I’ve taken part in many of these classes and sessions. My question is, why is no one teaching develop our intuitive skills, or better yet, why did we lose them in the first place?
Look for part two of this blog tomorrow…