Change makes most people uncomfortable. There are many reasons responsible for this uneasy feeling one gets when faced with the uncertainty of change.
Dealing with change often differentiates between successful and unsuccessful individuals. This concept was characterized by Spencer Johnson in his short book Who Moved My Cheese.
In his book, Dr. Johnson narrates the outcomes of a mouse who successfully recognized the need to change his habits versus the mouse who chose to dwell on the unfairness of the change in how he acquired his cheese.
Learning from Johnson’s mice, resisting change can be harmful. Benjamin Franklin recognized the importance of change when he stated,
When you are finished changing, you’re finished.
— Benjamin Franklin
In today’s world, change is inevitable. If you cannot adapt to the changes you face, you’re finished as Franklin would have put it.
Therefore, in your journey to success, when faced with the challenge to change, be prepared to accept and handle it. When it gets tough, remind yourself that change is one of the few ways to ensure continued success.