Three words that bring fear into our hearts. That make us stop in our tracks. That fool us into being more fragile than we truly are.
They makes us hesitate. Watch from the sidelines. Look behind us. Hold on to what we had. When we feel any of these words we become uneasy, unsure and tentative.
It’s almost as if these are signals for imminent death. What we fail to realize is that they indicate our chance for renewal. To move away from where we have been into new areas, new ideas, and infinite possibilities.
We read books and books about personal change and new starts. Yet when it happens in our own lives it is never so glamorous. In fact we miss it because it never appears as something new. Doubt, different and change are what appear as personal change begins.
To help us overcome our fear of doubt, different and change we need to have an idea as to where we are headed. We don’t need to know exactly but we need to understand clearly why we are going where we have never been.
Sometimes change is forced on us. When this happens the change feels worse. In this case we need to really try to understand what is needed that caused this change. We hear it over and over that things don’t change if we keep doing the same thing.
The important thing when you find yourself in the midst of doubt, different or change you need to pay more attention what new things you can learn or that are now present. Try to reflect on why you feel threatened. There always will be things you don’t like. But there will be new things that if you give them a chance could become very helpful.
All of us deserve renewal. Our lives are too long to go down one simple path. Sometimes life changes things, sometimes those around us change things, and sometimes we wander or stumble or decide to change things.
In all of these cases, when they first occur you need to fight your instinct to run with the wisdom of understanding that it is just the first step in a new journey.