And people, by nature, fear change.
Even people who claim to enjoy change had to learn how.
Change is scary because what comes next is often unknown.
You can’t always anticipate how it will affect you and if you will like the end result.
Although I make a living shepherding people through change, I admit that I don’t like it either.
Two nights ago, someone told me they don’t like change because it’s not their “normal.” I explained that change is already their “normal” and proceeded to offer a few examples that were directly applicable to their life:
1. If you have a relationship with a client, and that client calls complaining about a project you’re doing for them, that relationship has changed.
2. If you have an auto accident and need a new car, that’s a change to your financial and logistical lifestyle.
3. If you find out the neighborhood restaurant you frequent a few times each week goes out of business, that affects your diet and schedule.
All of these are examples of change that may be irritating or inconvenient, but affect your “normal” - and they happen even day.
So, the fact is that your “normal” IS change.
You shouldn’t fear it.
Honestly, you should be thankful for the times you get a heads-up that it’s coming – even when you don’t want it to.