Change The Face Or Face The Change?

Life is characterized by change. As creatures of habit, that’s not good news for most. We constantly have to adapt to change – at home or at the workplace, with family and friends, even the househelp! We also have to accept those changes taking place in our physical and mental health. There’s so much we have to keep pace with – new technologies, new job responsibilities, growing children, increasing needs of aging parents, inflation, our health as we mature, and so on…

‘Change’ is inconvenient, scary even. But change is growth, like the saying goes, ‘There’s no growth in the comfort zone, and there’s no comfort in the growth zone’. The most challenging of all changes to imbibe, is a change in mindset. It doesn’t have to be so hard if we keep an open mind – the intelligent embrace change, the cynics adapt to it grudgingly, and those who resist it are left with anguish and sour faces.

For a community as minuscule as ours, unity plays an indispensable role in all our battles – be it related to identity or longevity. ‘Unity’ is as much our savior and solution, as ‘divisiveness’ is our nemesis… and both are consequences of our mindsets. It is therefore incumbent upon us to approach our differences with a renewed mindset, one that takes into account the changes we need to address and respond to, so that we cultivate greater unity.

This will hold us in good stead on all fronts – personal, professional and social. Clamming up in the face of change is not the solution. Facing the change intelligently is. So, the next time you’re faced with a situation that calls for change, as it inevitably will, are you going to change the face or face the change?

Have a good weekend!

– Anahita

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