Change is a Fact of Life

Personal, educational and work-related organizations and belief systems prepare people for continuity, not for change. Predictability and stability are highly prized, and even in the face of evidence to the contrary, it is often assumed that most relationships are permanent. But, no matter how much you desire stability and continuity, things change. Planning for any transition in one’s life will help facilitate a positive change. But even if one chooses not to plan, hoping that things will remain exactly as they are, they won’t. Changes, even dramatic ones, will occur. Planning for change will help gain a measure of control that one would not have otherwise. One an organization changes it means that people have to change. Each time you move from one stage of your life to another, you face you leave behind significant relationships, and you build new ones. It is normal that you experience a period of uncertainty as you move into a new situation, even if the situation you are leaving is unproductive or clearly negative. The simple acceptance of such transitions as reality, and the openness to the possibilities of the new situation, will enable you to deal positively with change and to feel more in control of your life.

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