Are You Afraid of Change?

By Brian Maloney

Change, no matter how you cut it, can certainly be a
daunting task. There are so many ways to change; your
image, attitude, environment, perceptions, addictions, and
how you treat others.

However, letís explore the reasons for change. Firstly,
aspects in your life that negatively affect self progression,
whether put upon yourself or not, scream loudest to be

Many times the guarded vaults inside ourselves mask this
need for change, due to false pride, or the mere
misperception of how change can improve our quality of
life. As a result, a vicious cycle of negativity will hover if
these changes fail to be made.

So then, how do we know when to prioritize a needful
change so that it can be properly made?

No matter how blind one can get, signs from friends and
family, or negative reactions to your conduct by others can
definitely be the most telling, and thatís where you would

This recognition is a crucial beginning point, because if you
canít recognize and then admit, then you will always be in
denial of your infractions.

For example: If you are a drug addict or any type of addict
for that matter, the only way you are going to get clean of
that chemical is not by force from the state or your family,
but from within.

This introspection, though through a haze of chemicals or
denial is tough, cannot be overstated in its importance.
Although, when done with logic and perspective, it can be
utterly empowering.

How does someone muster up enough will to make a
critical change?

Despite what everyone else will think, whether bad or
good; knowing yourself through introspection is indeed the
best route with which to take, and will nullify all those
external forces.

This, in part, is where your power to make that change will
be generated. Instead of worrying how others will perceive
you in your plights, simply put, ...donít!

Trusting yourself above everything else is fundamentally
how change can start to be implemented. In addition, when
a change for the better has been made, subsequent changes
can and will be made more smoothly with less internal

Understanding the power of your own mind and how it can
heal itself when given a chance is what I hope people can
take from this article.

You do not have to be afraid of change!

Positive changes in life should always be sought out, and
dispelling your fears through self trust can arguably become
your best ally in making your next change.

--by Brian
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