Toffler once wrote in his bestselling book that change is avalanching upon our heads and most people are grotesquely unprepared to cope with it.
That was fifty years ago. These days, it seems as if change is not coming, it is here, and things are only going to get changier.
The question is, how can we come to enjoy change as an opportunity for renewal? What do we need to do to be ready for these changes?
One tactic is replacing expectation with appreciation. Finding ways to become grateful for the ongoing flow of change. Even if that means making a list of all the gifts that are shrink wrapped inside of this change.
The second tactic is surrendering. Letting go of yesterday’s winning formula that used to work, but is no longer producing suitable results today. Even if that means holding a burning release ritual in which we set fire to all of our no longer welcomes.
I’m reminded of a comedian did a routine about how his new year’s resolution was for everyone else to get their shit together. The crowd roared. Because who doesn’t believe that everything would be fine if only someone else would change?
But this is no joke. Each of has been gifted with full responsibility for our own development. Each of us must put the burden on our own shoulders where it belongs.
That way, we can bravely step into a rushing river of change that will take us to new places.
And if our boots and clothes get soaked, so be it.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
Do you still think your life would be better if other people changed?
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