Accepting changes in our life can be difficult, even when the change may bring new opportunities. We like the “status quo.” Change leads to resistance, even though there is a promise for a better future. The next time you feel resistant to change, and you are having a difficult time accepting it, try making small changes.
Here are some useful things to remember:
- Change can happen in little ways.
- Try making changes in small increments – say, 10 percent. Ten percent doesn’t sound like much; but its impact can be profound. Our lives are actually filled with dozens of little changes happening around us, and to us, all the time. It hardly seems worth noticing; but 10% + 10% + 10% adds up.
- Change is not “all” or “nothing.”
- Minor changes can have major impact.
Making small adjustments can help to eliminate resistance and feel like you have more control.
Imagine a ship following its course. And then it makes just a one-degree course correction. That ship will arrive to a totally different destination. Just a one-degree shift can make the whole difference.