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Why is change so difficult?

How great is this Dolly Parton quote?

Dolly Parton Quote

Easier said than done, right? But we all know how hard it is to make changes, even the smallest ones.

Often there is a *desperation and pain* attached to significant change, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. Something happens that we can no longer ignore and thus are forced to ‘start paving a new path’.

All my life I have worked towards consciously creating change without first the need for it - but alas, it mostly happens when I feel slightly forced. And that is ok. It seems my way of doing things. But I suspect I'm not the only one.....

Yet, it’s in those challenges that I experience profound learning, however hard they seem at first. Once a change has happened I always question why it’s taken me so long - and then I remember that sometimes it’s just because … the devil you know…

In other words, it’s the comfort zone…. the familiar, the habitual, the zone that supposedly keeps us safe, but also stops us from growing, experimenting, failing, from reaching our true potential.

I’m a constant student of life and the older I get the more I realise how important it is to embrace change, be comfortable with it and see it as a positive evolution.

If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that life can change in a flash of a moment, making long-term plans is redundant, so appreciate each day and live life to the fullest.

I now embrace change so much easier, but it has taken many years to get to this point.

How do you feel about change? Easy for you or does it instil fear?

Have a look at our How to choose a brighter tomorrow Mapology Guide where we tackle change, positive attitude and how to look forward to the future.