Saturday, March 19, 2011

Talking About Change...

I am very young in the scope of my life, however, I have been blessed to have introduction to somewhat consistent change at my young age. And the most important take away I have had is that change is inevitable.

The worst part of the whole deal is that because of who we are, change is uncomfortable, upsetting, discouraging and a lot of times it can be lonely. The best thing you can do is embrace it. Reading this, you have no idea what change you may encounter and you have no idea when it will hit you. It could be a great change, like a promotion, which even though it's exciting is still very daunting. Or it could be a negative change. It might be a job relocation, it could be the loss of a job, it could be having to move or some sort of financial downturn. However, no matter how difficult your personal experience might be if you lean into it and soak it all in and adapt, there is a whole new world for you on the other side. A lot of people are going through the experiences I listed... economy is pretty rough right now and that leads to layoff, which lead to money issues, which lead to readjusting your standard of living. It's not going to be easy.

I'm reminded of a quote from the movie 'Up in the Air' with George Clooney. His character said

"Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it’s because they sat there that they were able to do it."

Regardless of how corny it might sound. It's absolutely true. I would say half of the financial-guru-authors that I have read have lost it all and came back again... and it's what they learned with those experiences that make them worth reading about now. If you embrace every experience in your life, the good and the bad, you will learn so much. The most expensive education you can have is experience because a lot of times it means you made a mistake.

Lastly, I want to leave you with something my Grandpa always told me and when I have especially rough weeks I think about it. He told me that "God won't ever give you anything that you can't handle." Simple and True.

So to recap this week's post: Change will come, Embrace it, Learn from it, and Adapt.

If anyone has any questions don't hesitate to ask!

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