by Bryan Golden
We feel comfortable with what is familiar. Change takes us into the unknown. Change is resisted because it is easier not to change. Resistance to change is based on fear of the unfamiliar. Resistance to change limit’s your benefiting from new opportunities. It provides a false sense of security. You become more of a spectator rather than a participant in your future.
Jill worked as a receptionist for a busy doctor’s office. She had been there five years and was very happy with her job. Barbara, the office manager, was retiring and Jill was offered the job. Although the office manager’s position was a promotion with more responsibility and pay, Jill wasn’t sure she wanted to change jobs.
As office manager, Jill would be supervising the other staff. Jill was worried about what would happen if she didn’t like the new job or couldn’t do well in it. If things didn’t work out, what would she do? Jill decided not to take the promotion. Jill’s resistance to change caused her to pass up an opportunity that most likely would have worked out to her benefit.
There is usually more to lose by refusing to change compared to changing. Embrace change as an exciting new pathway to opportunity. You will be glad you did. In order to get the most from life you must be willing to change.
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