Show me a person who doesn’t resist change and I’ll show you a cat that barks.
A couple of months ago, after quitting my magazine writer job for my current job, I’d spent the first couple of weeks drawing comparisons between the two. I was constantly examining my conscience for any signs of regret for leaving the magazine job, and constantly picking flaws in my current job.
When I found out that the company’s folding and I would eventually have to look for another job, suddenly all I could think of is how great this current job is—with its flexible hours, great colleagues and a great supermarket selling nice sushi nearby.
As I pick out clothes to wear for my first day at my new job (third job this year) tomorrow, I can’t help feeling a little bit apprehensive and nervous. Despite the great opportunity, I still can’t help the air of dread clouding my head.
Then I realize what my problem is: I’m afraid of changes.
The truth we all know is that change is essential for growth. Chasing one’s dreams demands change and the only constants in life are changes.
If I want my life to change for the better, I would have to be willing to embrace change. Good things won’t just happen magically, they demand sacrifices—and most of the time that means leaving the comfort zone.
I’ve recited this same pep talk to myself over and over again coz each time I start something new, it always feels like the first day of kindergarten again.