“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”William Arthur Ward
Unfortunately-fortunately, the change that endures isn’t always the change that we want. Sometimes change means ‘fewer clients’ and periods of financial angst and shower-crying sessions. Sometimes change means some fool not paying attention and slamming into the back of your car while you are running late.
And other times, changes looks like buying a dog, a new season of your favorite show, a new Drake album, dyeing our hair pink or moving to a new city.
Yet, when change enviable knocks on our door, we don’t always know if its good or bad. And as time goes on, change changes on us. (The nerve of it.)
It’s easy to desire change we think benefits us, and hard to accept change we think harms us, but it’s not always so cut and dry.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to turn every negative into a positive. Some moments in our lives really do suck. Health issues that don’t go away… Someone taking advantage of us …
And yet, even when the nonsense stuff happens to us, we still need to find a way to resolve it and move past it.
We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can do the best we can do to seek the change that creates abundance in our lives, and learn to be steadfast when change pushes us around.
When I think back on my life so far, it’s often the short term, immediate pain, setbacks, failures and negative events that have blossomed into long term benefits and drivers. As painful as they may be in the moment, setbacks can change us for the better if we let them. It wasn’t long into my health and renaissance journey that I injured my neck in a bad way. It wasn’t the start of my health journey, but it was the catalyst that made me seek out health and wellness even more.
Change shows us what we have been neglecting. It shows us what’s important and what matters to us.
An injury that changes your trajectory in life.
A critique that drives you to get better.
A failure that forces you to start over.
I don’t wish ill of anyone, but I do hope you experience wonderful change in your life.
Life without change would become stagnant. Change, even the negative kind, can be a force we can use to create a positive impact on our lives.
“Nothing endures but change.”Heraclitus
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #713