Should You Fear Change?

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Eureka!!! We feel good when we’ve found the solution to problems, especially those ones we’ve been battling for so long; the ones that have caused sleepless nights, skipped meals, head racking, e.t.c. Aha, feeling good, aye?

You know what? Nothing ever remains the same. The solution you found to those problems may not last as long as you thought they would. You might be used to a particular system, situation or people, but a great mistake would be to assume they would remain the same.

Change, as you might have heard, is very constant. Life changes, situations change, systems change, we change…. and believe me, you just have to be in tune with these adjustments.

Unfortunate thing about change is, staying the same way leaves you miserable. The fortunate thing is you become a better person when you are in synchrony and have gotten to grips with such change.

There are people who are against transformation. History has it that radical changes have always produced great resistance. People that benefited from the old way of doing things have always wanted them to be done the same way. They are those who feel such changes would affect them very negatively.

Authoritarian governments, for example, are against the core values of democracy– you know, the leader serves while the citizens have the actual power. The ‘leaders’ would rather have their subjects in ignorance and eliminate the ones already in the light, capable of enlightening others about the need to move into the better system of government.

The chairman doesn’t want someone under him who is a threat, so he picks someone a little less capable. It’s like an anti-Darwinian theory—the survival of the unfittest.—Carl Icahn.

But, then, you should know something– If it’s the better way, it can never be suppressed. When there are new discoveries, especially the ones that would benefit humanity, the old ones simply give way. It’s nature, it’s change.

In every human endeavour, attitudinal change often comes with some challenges, but that does not mean change is impossible, especially if it is for the good of all— Central Bank of Nigeria

So, then, knowing you can’t stop change, knowing that change would cause you to review your approaches and methods, you should learn the art of flexibility.

Being flexible means you are willing to adapt to new situations. Being flexible is not being dogmatic about a past or present idea that has undergone positive revolution.

I’m telling you, it is one of the best skills anyone can develop. It a skill that will make certain you are always ahead and never in the rear.

Change is the law of life. Those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.—John F. Kennedy


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