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The Hidden Benefits Of Change

There’s no way to avoid all the political news. We made it to Election Week and everyone’s nerves are frayed.

Party lines appear deeply divided and it almost feels like people are exposing their fangs with every Tweet. I advise everyone to take a step back and remove themselves from these conversations for this brief minute.

What is everyone so pissed off about?


Although that was President Obama’s platform in 2008, every Presidential candidate throws their name in the hat on the basis of change.

As an older millennial/Gen Xer (can you be both?) I see how different generations are struggling against change.

What do we gain from change?

-We learn about new cultures instead of always being afraid of different people.

-Understanding new cultures can make you more tolerant of others’ differences. Differences are what make us human.

-Change means life gets easier. Do you remember how long it took to send a text on a Razor phone?

-Change means we save time because of advances in technology.

-Change helps us to learn more about ourselves, our strengths and hidden talents.

-Change helps us grow.


In this blog I write about making changes that will remind you of WHY you are a priority. Why are you great? Why are you worth ______?

Why isn’t everyone recognizing their potential? Maybe it’s tied to people’s fear of change. When it comes to change in leadership, I understand why it’s scary. But how are you leading yourself? How are you leading yourself into wellness, greatness or badassery? Click To Tweet

I’m afraid of change too. But I’m afraid of the sudden changes that shock my heart and sense of safety (violence, death, sudden illness). Once I put these larger ideas into perspective, making an adjustment in my diet or budgeting seems petty.

My challenge to you is to evaluate your perspective on change: globally and in your life. In addiction recovery, therapists ask recovering addicts to learn to accept life on life’s terms.

Are you accepting life on life’s terms? 

Resource: This is the Serenity Prayer, which has helped many addicts and people in mental health treatment in recovery.


1 Comment

  1. Change is most definitely a constant but of course change spearheaded by others is always more difficult to accept than change spearheaded by outselves.

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