Why Change Is Hard

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Why do people avoid change?  Why do what on the surface seems like simple changes, cause such angst and fear?

Is it the unknown?  Did previous changes cause significant harm?  Are you too comfortable?

If society didn't change, the car you drove to work in today, wouldn't exist.  The computer or smart phone you're reading this post on wouldn't exist.  The keyboard I'm typing on (bluetooth, connecting to my MacBook) wouldn't exist.  The music I'm listening to on XM/Sirius Radio wouldn't exist.  Your ancestors wouldn't have had the opportunity to move and meet, therefore you wouldn't exist.

Change is necessary.  Change = growth.  Change means something could be better.  When you ask people would. you like things to be better, I'm guessing people wouldn't outright say no.

Many people gravitate to the status quo.  Going through the motions, because other aspects of their lives are in flux.  Maybe there's changes going on at home, their love live, health, who knows?  So when you roll out changes either at home or the work environment, there will be a natural defense to resist.  

I anticipate there will be significant changes in the world over the next few years.  Look back 10 years.  Have we changed since then?  Of course we have.  Guess what, change is as natural as breathing, as long as you embrace changes and focus on the positive outcomes.

Do you need help navigating changes in. your work or personal life?  Reach out to me and I'll be happy to help.

Be well!

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