Have you ever heard this before? That people don’t change? Well, it’s time to put that myth to rest – just like that one about the Earth being flat. Myth Busted: People Don’t Change shows how we are always changing, either going forward or backward.
There is nothing permanent except change.
Change Is All Around
The world around us is in a state of constant change. It’s the same with every person on the planet. Whether it’s growth, progress, maturing, aging, growing in knowledge, regressing or falling into a state of decay, everything is changing. Nothing is stagnant or stale (though it may seem to be to those of us who are impatient). I’ve always thought of this as some kind of law of the universe.
The human mind and psyche are absolutely limitless in their power and potential. We can imagine anything we choose to, calculate complex problems, create world renowned orchestrations and the technology to land men on other planets. Granted, with all the capability & potential our minds have built-in, personal change seems to be one of the most challenging things for us to wrap our heads around. Leo Tolstoy once said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. But change isn’t always conscious or something we’ve planned out ahead of time.
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.
Productive, purposeful change requires planning and the effort to move forward in progress. Since we cannot remain in stasis (a state of suspension or standing still in every way), if we aren’t making progress we’re regressing. Anything not growing is in a state of decay and the same goes for our minds, our emotional state…everything about us.
Key To Successful Change
Change is eternal, universal and inevitable. We can’t avoid it, no matter how uncomfortable it may be at times. To resist change is a futile waste of our time and energy, usually leading to decay, frustration and depression.
So, like it or not, like everything else, people are constantly changing – for better or worse. The key to success is to be in conscious, purposeful control of that change, making it positive growth. And that’s a choice.
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