Monday, September 21, 2015

Change will happen the moment you have the courage to do something different

~ Change will happen the moment you have the courage to do something different ~ Jenni Young

Jenni Young reminds people that they have to step out of his/her comfort zone and challenge themselves to attempt something different. Too often we get stuck in a habit of living in a monotonous manner. Sometimes being surrounded by different people can cause us to be challenged in different ways. Every day has to be seen as a challenge that we can achieve. Sometimes our own perception is our biggest enemy. Many of us (me included) realize that something has to give yet we are fearful of changing the status quo. The fear of change is a huge hurdle to everyone. As long as safety is accounted for a person should never be afraid of change. A change can be a new beginning for whatever the venture may be. People fear change and I am sure that I am no different. The brain injury comes with its own set of challenges that I have learned to live with every day. A person’s mentality is undoubtedly the largest challenge. We put limitations on ourselves and limit where we are willing to go. Many of these limitations are self-induced. What works and what is going to make us happy are sometimes very different. The best case scenario is not to do anything permanent and rather to try something different. I would love to hear who has been afraid of change and has challenged his/her own reservations. The result is not always positive, but sometimes it is. A person will never know if they don’t try. A person sometimes has to risk failure or comfort in order for a sight of something different. Sometimes individuals that are too stuck inside his/her own head are unable to see beyond his/her sphere of influence. Challenging of familiarity is incredibly frightening to many. I would love to hear examples of when in your life you have challenged yourself to do something different. Going someplace different and surrounding yourself with different people can be a glimpse into what a seemingly insignificant change can provide to your daily routine. Sometimes that is all it takes for a person to see the light. I can think of a time when I visited my best friend in South Jersey and had an unbelievable time. I was surrounded by her and her friends and it was an incredibly gratifying experience. It was simply for a weekend but I carry that memorable experience with me. That was outside of my comfort area and it was exactly what I needed.

I thank you very much for reading!

~Noelle

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