Embrace Change

When driving a car that’s drifting out of its lane, you’re not supposed to jerk the wheel in the opposite direction.  You should smoothly flow with it until its back on track.   That’s how you should deal with change, with challenges, and with life.  Go with it and keep it in the road.  Change is inevitable.  It’s constant.  It’s the only thing in life that we can be certain of (besides death and taxes).  Do not be afraid of change.  Accept it.  Study it.  Learn from it.  When confronted with change and/or a challenge, I take a DEEP breath (through my nose).  I breathe it in.  I welcome it.  I accept it.  I want to use all of my senses to recognize what I’m feeling.  I want to be able to smell how sweet a change for the better can be.  On the flip side, I want to know what foul play smells like, so I recognize when it’s coming.  My eyes are always on the lookout for a change that may occur.  I want to be able to see it coming from miles away.  I want to be able to site a good opportunity when it’s on the horizon.  I want to possess the ability to feel it.  It’s like knowing you’re about to throw up because you mouth is watering.  I want to hear when it’s trying to surprise me, by creeping up on me late at night.  I want to be able to prepare myself when the conference room turns silent, because I’ve entered.  Am I the topic of discussion?  Is something drastic about to occur?  If so, I’ll be ready when it comes, because I’ve embraced change and challenge with open arms.  I’ve felt it.  I’m familiar with its presence.  I long for the day that I treat victory and defeat the same.Caterpillars evolve into beautiful butterflies.  Don’t hinder yourself from growing and spreading your wings.  A new you will emerge from this change that is occurring.  Don’t fight it.  You can’t hide from it.  As I said earlier, it is inevitable.  Strap on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.  Change is a part of survival.  That’s what adaptation is all about.  If you can’t adapt, you’ll become extinct.  Embrace change.P.S.  Look for a Part II of this post in the near future.

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