Change is good, or is it?
Often when interviewing a guest on my podcast, the life story they tell involves significant change.
I just typed into Google, “Is change a good thing?” Here’s what came up.
Change can teach us to adapt and help us develop resilience, but only if we understand our own capacity for growth and learning. When change makes us better, it’s because we have learned how to turn a challenging situation to our own advantage, not merely because change happens.
Now the above statement I obtained from Google leaves me questioning. If we change something in our life of a serious nature like religion, marital status, or our job; I agree that the change will make us adapt. Now if we do understand our own capacity for growth and learning, it could indeed help us develop resilience. But change of this nature could also leave us disillusioned, searching for answers, and far from turning a challenging situation to our advantage.
How about change plus time? What would you have thought if I had started my blog today by saying I just typed into BackRub, “Is change a good thing”? Most likely you’d have thought I didn’t do a very good job of reviewing my piece, but you’d have been wrong. You see back in 1996 when mulling over search engine names, the creators of Google first picked BackRub as its name.
When change makes us better, it’s because we have learned how to turn a challenging situation to our own advantage.
Yeah, I know, that really took a turn. So, here’s what I think when looking at change of a significant nature. It’s always going to be difficult at first. But, when you factor in time, you can turn a challenging situation into an opportunity for growth and learning. So yeah, I believe change can be good.