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Addressing the inevitable

Jack Canfield said, “Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth.”

When we think about it, we will see this great truth of life and the world we live in, that everything changes state. The living will die, what goes up will come down, those who have lost will gain, those who have gained will lose, the night will give way to the morning and the morning to the night.

When things are going badly for us, we love to focus on the inevitability that things will change for the better and so we prepare ourselves, we learn, we grow, we work hard, we expect, and when the change comes we embrace it to move forward.

On the other hand, there are some inevitable changes that we don’t like to think about and as soon as they pop in our minds we shut them down quickly. Death, possibly the most inevitable thing in our lives is one of the things we fail to address more than anything else. Denying it or refusing to consider it does not change its prognosis. We are better off dealing with it head on while we are full of life, and preparing ourselves and our loved ones as best we can for the weight of its blow when it finally lands.

The same can be said for failure and every other inevitable thing that we really do not care for. The level of our preparation in addressing these things will determine the level of our success and growth when they do finally occur.