A balloon fully inflated doesn't return to the original shape once deflated. I worked for an organization for several years. 18-months ago I left to do a rotation with another group and recently returned to the original team. This return home revealed I grew and changed during the rotation. My knowledge increased about the job, however, more importantly, due to extensive personal growth, I am not the same person that left. I would not have written this post for you before this transformation.
A common prayer is to ask God for change and growth without the challenge. Rarely is this prayer answered. I generally need to learn the lessons through a more round-about trajectory that includes building character. Some of us require remedial training before a lesson is learned.
As you reflect on your last change, what do you identify as the lesson learned? This may run the gambit; the new software protocol can be learned, your significant other doesn't like the new paint color on the wall, the medications are too strong, you can live without pasta, or the exercise in class proved you do have artistic talent.
Much like how we act when no one is looking; change is a mechanism to reveal our integrity. Through a series of changes, you arrived at today. Without changes, tomorrow is the remake of the movie Groundhog Day, and you can't apply any lessons learned because that would constitute change. This evolution prevents stagnation and dying on the vine. Use change is a vehicle to deliver your desired tomorrow; get in and drive.
Going Further: Were you expecting to learn the lesson? What elements were easier and harder to learn? What mindset do you approach change with? Where do you hate change and why? What is at the root of this resistance to change?
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