Change is a good thing, even if it doesn’t always seem that way. The one constant in this world is the tendency to change. This is a good thing though. No matter how bad things get, you can bet it will change. On the flip side, enjoy the good times because they will undoubtedly change too.
When things seem at their lowest, we often have a hard time seeing past the immediate. It may seem that things will never get better. But, since nothing in this world stays the same, you can rest assured that things will eventually get better if we will allow it.
We often stand in the way of our own improvement. We self sabotage at every step of the way. You have to get your mindset right first, or no positive change will ever happen. If you constantly say and think that you’ve always been broke, and always will be, you will find a way to make it that way. It’s the self fulfilling prophecy. It’s more though than just telling yourself positive thoughts. That’s a start, but it requires following through with a solid plan and consistent action.
When things are at their best, it’s logical to think it won’t last either. It doesn’t take any real action either. As a matter of fact, inaction is one of the surest ways to let things go south. Complacency is the enemy of success, in finances, relationships or whatever the situation at hand. Don’t believe me? Ignore your spouse and see where it gets you. Try going a year without balancing your checking account. My bet is you won’t make it a month before there are serious issues.
But we like to get blinders on during good times too. We feel that we are on top, and as long as we don’t rock the boat, we’ll stay there. The same applies here. A plan and consistent action is the only way to stay on top. There is no guarantee that things won’t go bad. As a matter of fact, if you’ve been paying attention, you know that the only thing you can count on in this world is change.
Sometimes we fear change. Other times we embrace it. Although change is not really what we fear, it’s fear of the unknown. We are familiar with things the way they are. What will they look like after a change? If we knew, then what would be the point.
I know this has been a somewhat random rant. If it seems as though I’m arguing both sides of the topic, that’s because I’m somewhat conflicted. We all have our anxiety issues when it comes to change, and for various reasons. I have mine as well. Making a change to become a writer has been a big one, but I have gone through larger changes, and continue to do so. So, if this post seems a bit disjointed, I apologize. I’ll try to make it up to you next time.
Change is a part of life. It’s what we make of it that counts.