Accepting Unexpected Change

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” –John C. Maxwell

We have been rolling through unexpected change for some time. Whether it was the COVID shut down, the need for reform in law enforcement, or overturning 50-year-old Supreme Court ruling—change is inevitable. The way to survive is to grow through it.

Know who you are and what you will and will not stand for. For example, are you going to join that co-worker is destructive gossip to have a friend? Or you will go your own way and have private success?

What values and beliefs serve you well and what can be cut for a better life? For example, is it necessary to push and compete with everybody for what you want in life? Or can you simply strive to better version of yourself and attract abundance?

Understand what is a need and what is a want. For example, do you go to work every day for material gain to support your family? Or are you there for ego gratification such as cliques and pretty awards?

Once you get it down in your soul who you are through unexpected change, you need to decide how you will express yourself in a world of diverse personalities and life experiences. Decide what is a private matter and when to act. Are you navigating a community where differences can be celebrated? Or are you in a system where different is bad? Some of these questions are difficult to answer but necessary. Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

Want more tips and strategies for an authentic life? “The Life and Times of Indigo Stone: 50 Life Lessons” is a good read for family, friends, and teens. Choose to savor the paperback or get a fast download of a digital copy.

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