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    Change Will Happen

    The definition of change is: to become altered or modified; to shift from one state to another; an ending of the present state of being and beginning of a new one; to become different.

    Resistance to Change

    You wouldn’t think that a simple word could strike terror into a person’s life but the word change does exactly that to many people. The vast majority of people fear change because of a few reasons. One, because of lack of knowledge or skill – I’m unaware of what’s going on around me, I don’t know something I think I need to know, I’m not clear enough about what I’m trying to do, I haven’t practiced something or I’m just starting a brand new thing – so lack of knowledge or skill is one reason.

    Second, physical or resource restrictions – there’s something that is beyond my physical capabilities; I’m not strong enough, big enough, young enough, old enough. Or I’m lacking in resources of some kind – it could be a lack of money, lack of time, lack of tools or technology that I might need to perform whatever the act is. So number two, physical or resource restrictions can get in our way.

    The third thing that causes problems when change occurs is because of negative past or future projections. We project into the past and go “Oh, I’ve never been any good at this before, how could I possibly do well at this new thing now” or I sit and look at what’s going on, I see the changes occurring and I think “Ah, this is not going to work for me, if I screw this up the future’s going to be bad, I’m going to have problems, there’ll be difficulties,” so negative projections into our past or our future can cause difficulties when change occurs.

    The fourth difficulty that comes up with change is we feel uncomfortable. I like things the way they are now. My discomfort with the change process is because the way it is now is okay, this is fine with me, I can do what I’m doing, I can just keep moving along in the same way, it really is okay but in many cases we need to bring about change whether it’s clothing or furniture or vehicles or the way we do a task. We need to move out of our comfort zone a bit and allow that discomfort to be there while making the change into something that will be better for us.

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    And the last reason that causes difficulties or causes trauma or problems when we have change is fear of the unknown. Fear of the unknown is huge. It covers a lot of territory. Fear of the unknown can be anything from doing something I dislike to doing something I have done but I don’t know what it’s going to be like in the new circumstance to speaking in front of public, fear of the unknown. I don’t know how it’s going to go, I’m afraid I’m going to blow it, what if it doesn’t go the way I want, what if people don’t like me. What if, what if, what if…..

    The reasons people fear change are because of lack of knowledge or skill, physical or resource restrictions, negative past or future projections, discomfort or being comfortable where they are now, or fear of the unknown.

    Change is Inevitable

    You have been changing all of your life. You cannot not change – it is virtually impossible to not change. Everything about you is changing. The air you had in your lungs five minutes ago is a totally different air than you have in your lungs now. If it wasn’t you would be a bit toxic from the carbon dioxide that’s still in your lungs.

    All of your skin cells on the outside of your body die and are replaced every month. It’s a good thing that the epidermis on the outside of your body changes. Think about what your body would look like if all of the scabs, cuts, scrapes, bruises, things you’ve done to your skin never went away. So you’re changing, the outside of your body’s changing.

    Think about other aspects of your body. For instance your body consists of approximately fifty-two trillion cells most of which live less than a year. They are renewed, they get old, they die, they get injured, they have to be reborn so to speak. They’re continually replaced by new cells. These cells in your body contain about enough iron to make one 3-inch nail. The iron comes and it goes, but it’s continually replaced so that you have about that much.

  • About the Author

    For nearly thirty years Dr. Larry Iverson has educated, motivated and entertained audiences. From his work with Olympic and world-class athletes to the main platform of Fortune 500 conferences, Larry delivers persuasion and communication strategies you can apply right now. Larry blends vision with his background as a Clinical Psychologist in guiding you on an insightful journey, while you develop insights that assist your personal development. Larry masterfully uses enthusiasm and humor to help you gain control in your life.

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