Most times I hear people say, “I’m an introvert so i don’t associate, I like my private space, I’m an indoor person, I get upset easily, I can’t change who I am, I am not the reading type, I can’t learn this, I don’t read ebooks. I’m this, I cant do that, this is how I’ve been, this is just me” and a host of other self limiting declarations.
In other words, they literally take pride in being rigid.
You see, irrespective of who you’ve been all your life, you can simply change if only you are willing. While we may have some natural character traits, it is equally possible to evolve by altering that pattern whenever we want to.
For instance, I am naturally introverted but by virtue of my profession as a Speaker, I had to alter that pattern and now it appears as though I have even changed because I can be so outspoken some times. So, what changed? I realized the need to change and I didn’t take pride in who I’ve always been but who I can possibly become.
During tough times, most people suffer because of their resistance to change. Not because their conditions are tough but because they have chosen to remain tough. You may not be what circumstances is imposing on but when you can’t change a situation, it’s only wise that you change yourself.
So, now is the time to grow beyond who you’ve always been and evolve. Charles Darwin said, “it is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
You are half water and you can’t break water because water is flexible and it takes whatever form it is placed. So, it will be in your best interest to be flexible. Sure, it won’t be easy but just stop being who you’ve always been and give yourself a chance to be better, because to do the things you’ve never done, you have to become someone you’ve never been.
However, if you reject change, then you are the architect of your own decay because the only human institution that rejects change is the cemetery. But blessed be the hearts that can bend for they shall never be broken.