We are creatures of habit and resist change. However, this resistance is not across the board. There are categories we embrace change on the leading edge and other areas we are dragged, kicking and screaming across the finish line. The entire change management industry seeks to help usher us through the process of adoption of the future state.
R. Buckminster Fuller introduced the Knowledge Doubling Curve in his 1982 book, Critical Path. The rate at which human knowledge doubles continues to shrink. In 1982, the doubling was happening about every 18 months and today, we are at the 12-month mark. Whether you like it or not, the winds of change are coming faster and faster. The Internet of Things will just pour fuel on the fire.
Becoming self-aware of your personal process of integrating change into your life will only help you as each passing day will demand a more nimble mindset.
Going Further: What came to mind when you read today's inquiry? Did something jump to the forefront of your mind? How are you going to handle this pending change? What information do you need to make a decision to remain firm for the long-haul or accept the change today? What is the impact on personal and business relationships of your decision? What is your primary sticking point and is there something that can be negotiated to move forward? What is the best and worst case of holding your position?