I’m not talking about the change in your pocket or the stuff that’s lost between the couch cushions. I’m talking about the act of change. I’m not the only one talking about change either. Many people talk about change, quote wise things about change, and even run entire presidential campaigns off the idea of change. However, when was the last time you actually embraced change?
Many of us are comforted by routine. We get up the same time each day, eat relatively the same things, drive the same way to work, and so on. This routine becomes so habitual we barely have to think about it. We continue on with our “comfort routine” even when the actions within it, do not serve our higher purpose or fulfill our greatest desires.
For example, you may truly desire to be a healthier more active version of yourself. Yet, the thought of changing your daily routine to accommodate time for working out, along with the thought of changing your diet might cause you anxiety. Rather than embrace the change, you bury what you truly desire for the sake of comfort.
The Dalai Lama said this about our ability to change, “There isn’t anything that isn’t made easier
through constant familiarity and training. Through training we can change; we can transform
ourselves.” This is comforting all on it’s own. Just like you train to become better at playing the piano or a better volleyball player, you can train yourself to embrace change.
Stepping outside your comfort routine or comfort zone allows you to see what you’re really made of. The first time I embraced change was when I went from a college student to a college student raising a son. The second time I embraced change was when I went from working a secure nine to five job to fulfill my desire to become a personal trainer and now, I embrace change as I begin training clients full time at CrossFit Chippewa.
I encourage you to serve your higher purpose and to fulfill your greatest desires. If this means making changes in your life which revolve around health and fitness, come see me. I can put together a customized training plan so you can start embracing change today.