When you think about change, do you agree that it is a good thing?  Do you disagree, and avoid it whenever possible?  Or, maybe you agree that it is good, but you still don’t like it?

Whatever the case, you’re here now.

Change is part of life.  You can’t escape it.  So here are seven facts that will show you why you can’t (and shouldn’t) live without it.


#1 – Change Is Unavoidable

Let’s be honest.  Change is unavoidable, so why fight it?

You know that you can’t control everything, no matter how hard you try.  Embrace this knowledge and you’ll be less stressed.  Embrace the fact that it will come, and you’ll be better prepared to face it when it arrives.

You can't stop the future, you can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret ...is to press play. - Jay Asher


#2 – Change Can Bring Great Things

Don’t stress out over “what-ifs“.  Sometimes great things come out of life’s twists and turns.

You’ll never experience the best parts of life if you avoid things that are new or different.  Focus on the positive outcomes, and remember that you’re never stuck.

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard Shaw


#3 – Change Helps Us Grow

Of course, not all change ends up being good.  But even if the it is negative, the fact that you endured a change can be healthy.

Dealing with challenges stretches us and helps us grow.  You do want to grow, don’t you?

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. - Viktor E. Frankl


#4 – Change Feels Scary Sometimes

Some people know logically that they should embrace change, but they still find themselves fearing it.  Is it the unknown that seems daunting?

You won’t always know what’s going to happen, but that’s okay.  Sometimes you just have to let go.

Change can be scary because we like control.  When crazy things happen, it can make us feel helpless.  But remember that even if you can’t control what happens around you, you still get to decide what you’re going to do about it.

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. - Lou Holtz


#5 – Change Prepares You For Disappointment

Change is unavoidable.  So why not learn from it?

The more you encounter it, the better you are able to deal with it (whether it is positive or negative).  Over time, it helps you learn to handle conflict and disappointment when it comes (Pro Tip: it’s much better to learn this on small things so you’re ready when the big things hit).

Learn from the different circumstances you encounter so that you can move boldly into the future.

We are products of our past, but we don't have to be prisoners of it. - Rick Warren


#6 – Change Expands Your Horizons

Change gives you perspective, expands your horizons, makes you more well-rounded, more experienced, and more knowledgeable.

You’ll be a better person for what you’ve experienced.

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. - Terry Pratchett


#7 – Change Brings Opportunities

Change opens up new doors that you never could have imagined.

If you do the same job, the same way, with the same approach, in 10 years you’ll still be at the same job, doing the same thing (maybe with the same salary).

But what if you decide to learn a new skill?  Or take on a tough project?  Or get that certification?  Or think outside of the box?  Who do you think is more likely to get that promotion: you, or Mr. Same Ol’?

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. - Anthony Robbins


This Post Is An Example Of Change

This is the first time I’ve written a post that was centered around quotes.  It’s also the most pictures I’ve had in a single post, and it’s the second post about change.  Was there a risk that it wouldn’t work?  Maybe.  Was it more interesting than following the same formula each week?  I certainly think so.

What do you think?  Do you agree that change is beneficial?  How do you deal with it?  Leave a comment below!