Time never stops. The clock is still ticking. Your time is up and the past is over. And now it’s time to move on. Your whole life hangs in the balance. Do you play it safe and live life as is? Do you fight your fears and move onto a world filled with opportunities that are waiting for you in the world? Or do you let your fears take control of you, imprisoning you for a lifetime, and holding you back from any future pleasures that await you?
These are more than rhetorical questions. These are real life choices that you are going to have resolve if you are going to make a successful transition into a world filled with opportunity.
Change is good, but not everyone likes change. Many individuals fear change and the thought of beginning a new life in a new environment scares the heck out of most people. So how you overcome the fear of change?
Below are some helpful tips and advice to help you overcome your fears of change. Fear can become our biggest enemy, but only if we let it.
1. Focus on the positive aspects: Focus on the possibilities and envision something good coming from them. No matter what actually happens, choosing this mindset everyday will help you diminish your fear of uncertainty in any type of change you need to tackle.
2. Be a leader not a follower: Whether you have to take on new responsibilities, learn a new skill, or adapt to a job, change forces choices. Don’t just stand there or back away. Each new choice forces you to look at what you want for yourself. Ask yourself, how far are you willing to go to achieve your goal. Do I want to be a leader for a follower? Leaders achieve big rewards and recognitions follows tend to hide in the woodwork even though they do the same amount of work and GET NO RECOGNITION. Don’t be a follow be leader. That’s what you were taught to do.
3. Create a plan: Use this time to make a plan for yourself. Every new plan takes a lot of time and work, but if you have a plan you will feel a lot less stress, you know where you want to go, and you will find that the new skill you are trying to learn moves you closer to your dreams. Who said your dreams couldn’t become your reality.
4. Take a good look at yourself: No matter what changes you are facing in the life the biggest changes are coming from within yourself. Are you becoming better, angry, or are you seeing hopeful possibilities? Are you becoming set in your ways or difficult or are you venturing out of your comfort zone to try new things? Take a good look at yourself. Change is unavoidable. You will learn your most valuable lessons in life from them. Discover your inner strengths and open your doors for the rest of the world to see them.
Change is priceless. Making changes can cause new opportunities and new successes, but you will never know or have the chance to succeed if you do not try. Who cares if a door closes. You will have plenty of more doors to open up in the future. You can’t fail if you try. Failure is when you stop trying.