Fear of Change:

How to Cure the Fear of Change

by Nicky Rogers

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said
The chances, the changes, are all yours to make
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

The greatest adventure is there if you're bold.
Let go of the moment that life makes you hold.
To measure the meaning can you make delay
It's time you stopped thinking and wasting the day.

A man who's a dreamer and never takes leave
Who thinks of a world that's just make-believe
Will never know passion, will never know pain
Who sits by the window will one day see rain.

- Glen Yarborough

Folks are often afraid of things that affect their existence in a negative way. The question we must ask ourselves is how to cure our fear of change? The most important thing is to understand that life is constructed of ups and downs, and no one can be in a permanent ascending trend -- this is simply impossible. Even the most envied celebrities and famous people experience the downs life has to offer.

The most important thing is not learning to avoid changes, fears, and bad experiences, but how to learn from them and how to widen your comfort zone so it will include change. It is crucial not to let problems overwhelm you, but instead learn from them and discover how to use them in your favor.

No doubt problems affect us. This is normal, due to the fact that we have feelings, but, nevertheless, every single hard moment of our lives should make us stronger. That is why specialists suggest you should always analyze and meditate on the worse situation you had to deal with over the course of your life. Try to learn from your mistakes because they will help you prepare for future changes and less pleasant situations to come.

Many ancient beliefs consider that every single episode of our lives happens with a pre-determined reason. They also think that life somehow prepares us for trigger events to come, so if we focus enough attention on our previous experiences, we will understand many things from the present. All that said, it is also true that the unexpected can happen anytime. However, you should keep in mind a change is not always for the worse and you must be willing to embrace chance regardless of whether you are afraid or unwilling to take the risk. Remember that something has to happen from time to time in order to free you from monotony, so you shouldn't be surprised if, at a certain moment in time, instead of being afraid of change, you desire it with all your heart.

If you don't feel capable of appreciating what a certain change in your life actually means or represents, here's a list of tips that may help you get mobilized:

  • Try to think only of the positive impacts that will result from the change. See how important they are and meditate upon ways to multiply them by adding some other good aspects, even if they may need certain assistance.
  • It is always good to picture somebody else in your shoes, as picturing ourselves in a less desirable position always looks more dramatic than it really is. If you realize the other person can handle the change, you can be sure you'll be able to handle it as well.
  • Imagine the worse-case scenario that can result from the change. Now try to find various solutions to it. Meditate on how much you can lose, if the worst happens, and how important those things are to you. If you find more than one reasonable solution, you are safe - the change can't be stronger than you are!

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