Change is looming and quickly approaching in our lives. We are both graduating from college in May, really kicking off our personal training business and our first family wedding is happening in less then a year (Congrats Cat!). Many happy moments! So it causes us to wonder why we have that nervous feeling. Nothing that is happening is negative but the anxiousness it is causing within us is honestly exhausting. We have talked it out, like we do with all things, and we finally figured it out. It is not the actual change we fear but the transition. In fact, thinking of what the next few months and even years of our lives hold gets us super excited. The terrifying part is the small changes that must be made in order for the actual transition to occur. How we wish we could just snap our fingers and get from point A to point B without much adversity. Ha! Isn’t that everybody’s wish?
We decided to change our perspective. Our minds work the best when we equate certain situations as challenges rather than problems. Most people like a challenge. Once you overcome it, you feel stronger, accomplished and more courageous. So this next year we are challenging ourselves to embrace the transition period. We want to actually enjoy the process. Why anticipate each and every detail that leads to a change. It is in the transition period where the growth happens. You improve only through transitioning.
So if you are experiencing a transition for an upcoming change in your life, try to flip your outlook. Look at it as an opportunity to improve yourself. It is a stepping-stone to get you to where you need to be…where you’re meant to be. When exiting one chapter of your life it is inevitable that you must enter into a new one. Instead of fighting the old we should all strive to embrace the new. What if the change following this tough transition was the entrance to your long awaited destiny? The change necessary for the success of your future. Thrilling thought, isn’t it? That is why this is the mindset we will attempt to adopt. We will expect the best, anticipate the greatest and believe it is close enough to achieve. Only stipulation: We must make it through, and learn to enjoy, the once terrifying but now terrific transition. Easy…absolutely not. Worth it…well, we think so.
“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.” ― Elizabeth Lesser