The Beauty Called Change!
Written by Stephanie Chuks (Contributor)
Many at times, we hear people lament “this is not the ‘you’ I used to know” “what happened to you?” “You have changed”.
We have been made to believe that change is a terrible thing and that people who change should be avoided like plague. Society has given us the mentality that people who no longer act like us have somehow obtained new pride and they should be avoided or better still be criticized.
They expect us to remain the same way we are. They feel comfortable if we are still like them both in actions and in results. They roll with us if we do the things they do and act the way they act. A “changed” person is looked at with scorn and told to their face how terrible their end will be.
Someone once said, “20 friends don’t stick together for 20 years.” But then, change can be a beautiful thing. It can be adorable — a lifesaver. Change is a gift from God to us. It gives us the ability to upgrade, to advance, to develop ourselves.
Change gives us the opportunity to become better people by creating room for growth. Over time, I have learned not to be swayed by criticism. It is no one’s fault if you refuse to grow, develop yourself, and become a better version of yourself.
Awake from your sleeping position my friend and accept the fact that change is constant. People won’t remain the way they used to be ten years ago just to fit into your ego-box. Aren’t you seeing the beautiful side of change? You can enjoy a lot of new advancements around you all because a change took place.
People are able to utilize their time on earth because they were and are still willing to embrace the moving tide of life. You were not created to be a rock. You are supposed to improve, advance, and evolve in order to be better than you were yesterday. It is important that you stop blackmailing people around you with your “you have changed” wail. Obviously, we’re talking about positive change here.
Stop making people feel guilty for developing themselves, their skills, and their talents. Change is a must and the earlier you accept it, the better. Chose to stop dwelling in your past, accept the flow, and become who you have been designed to be. Be the change you desire to see.
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