Change: How Do We Become the Person We Want to Be?

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We all have imperfections and weaknesses that we desire to improve. The difficult part is figuring out how to stimulate change. For better or for worse, we are all human. As a result, change generally happens only when it must, meaning when stagnation is not an option. This stimulus can be a significant life challenge or obstacle, a breaking point, life crisis, etc. Until we reach that point, change is less likely to occur since what we are doing is more or less working “well enough”. While it could be better, it’s not so bad that it has to change, and therefore it persists.

I have spoken about my own challenges in the past and how they have served as incredible stimuli for growth. While in the moment the struggles may seem overwhelming and unwelcome, these struggles are often the same golden opportunities for change that we dream of.

In all honesty, I’m not sure what the best approach is to cultivate these moments that stimulate growth. Perhaps we should be more willing to take risks, be more willing to get outside of our comfort zones, and be less afraid of failure. I will let you know when I figure it out. In the mean time, cherish the struggle and embrace change.

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