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I am not comfortable with any kind of change, at least, in the beginning. I guess it’s safe to say that we all are. And our human mind does not care whether that change is for the better or worse. Our minds’ initial reaction is to simply resist change.
But as I’ve immersed myself into entrepreneurship and in the train of thought of my business and life mentors, I’ve become comfortable with changes if they are for the better.
Notice how I’ve used the words “initial reaction” and “at least, in the beginning” in my second paragraph. Did you also notice the animated image I posted the other day? When Man # 1 was about to cross the line on the road, Man # 2 was closing his eyes and seemingly saying, “Oh my, I don’t want to see what’s going to happen to him as soon as he crosses that line!” The other man, Man # 3, was screaming at the top of his lungs and seemingly saying, “I told yah! You’re dead by the time you’ve crossed that line!”
Seconds later, Man # 1 crossed the line like it was just another day. Man # 2 and 3, with a surprised reaction after seeing what has just happened, followed the lead of Man # 1. Whatever Man # 1 does, Man # 2 and 3 resisted but still followed afterward.
In life, if you want to achieve BIG GOALS, you don’t have to focus on the opinionated blablablas of the people around you. Be laser-focused on the good things that you want to achieve. Simply make it happen. Let those who want to follow. Let those who do not want to follow stay where they want to stay. As far as you are concerned, you are going to move. You march forward!
Resistance to changes happens to the best of us. The great men and women of our times experienced this. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Oprah Winfrey of OWN, Marie Forleo of B-School, Elon Musk of SpaceX, just to name a few, are still having a fair share of these resistances and opinionated blablablas of other people. But I’ve realized, with or without those people who resist the possibility of their thoughts or criticize their ideas, they are still “the” Mark Zuckerberg, “the” Jeff Bezos, and “the” Oprah Winfrey, “the” Marie Forleo, and “the” Elon Musk. How about their critiques? Well, they are…..what’s the name of their critiques again?
Changes, if they’re for the better, you adapt; don’t resist.
Changes happen whether you’re happy adapting to it or not.