In a recent conversation, a young gentleman stated, “ I think the reason so many people are afraid of change is because they don’t know what change looks like.” How true this is. Human beings are creatures of habit – our comfort zone is what we know, often even if what we know is uncomfortable. The unknown, the unpredictable, can be very scary. So we shy away from making significant changes in our lives unless somebody can show us the way. Unfortunately this often leaves us following somebody else’s path, not our own. It feels safer to tread the beaten path - even if it is not going exactly where we want to go – than to beat down the bushes ourselves into the unknown. Yet change is inevitable. The times will change around us; we will keep aging and growing; by subtle increments, our lives are not the same today as they were yesterday, and tomorrow they will be different again. The question is will you take charge of the direction of change in your life or just let it happen. Are you setting goals for your life or are you accepting what lands on your plate? Setting goals lets you put a face on the changes you want for your life – allows you to create a vision for your future. If you can create a picture of what change looks like, won’t this make you less afraid to go after what you want? A popular song by R Kelly says "If I can see it, then I can do it…If I just believe it there’s nothing to it. I believe I can fly." Do you believe you can fly?
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