It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Change is all around us. We experience it in our lives as we ourselves age. We see it in our children as they grow and rapidly move from children to adults. We experience change in our jobs and our lives.
Many of us would rather resist change. We tell ourselves, “No one asked me if I wanted this.” It stresses us out to think about changing. But, resisting change is the most common cause of stress in our lives.
Many of us would rather moan and complain and wring our hands when faced with change. We like to show our suffering in public. Although the public display of self-pity is common, it’s very unappealing to everyone around us.
What we need to remember is this: We have a choice. We have a say in how we react to change. Rather than treat change like an enemy, we need to allow it to become our greatest ally.
During times of change we must show greater flexibility and use change to energize us rather than stress us.
So, next time someone throws you more change, try these three easy steps:
1. Take a deep breath (clear your thoughts).
2. Slowly exhale (get rid of the negative energy).
3. Now take another deep breath—and smile.
We can do it. We can survive yet one more change.