Change can be a challenge or an opportunity. Often times change is both, and yet a few times in life it is truly one or the other. Challenge. Opportunity. For me, it tends to be both at the same time. I know, ironic, eh?
For some reason, some folks just do not like change. You would think that others were asking for a limb removed or something drastic. Hah! I suppose that can be the Challenge…
It occurred to me this past weekend that just about all of my life, my many changes have been challenges and yet opportunities. If I hadn’t moved to Ketchum, I would not likely have discovered real estate that became my career. If I hadn’t moved to Boise, I may not have grown spiritually as I have since moving here. If I had not gotten a dog, I may not have opened my eyes to the beauty of the Foothills that we hike on a daily basis. See, opportunity!
When I think of things such as challenges and opportunities, I look to my family, my friends, my mentors, my colleagues and even strangers for the life lessons I have questions about. No matter what, there is that person in our life that shares wisdom and in turn, opens our minds to the challenge or opportunity at hand.
That “person” can be an enlightening post you read on the internet or listened to in an interview on television or the radio. What about strangers sitting at the nearby table at your favorite restaurant? You accidentally overhear and yet, was it an accident or was it meant to be? The right place at the right time.
At the present moment in our journey called life, pay attention. That is usually all it takes to learn something new. Make it your opportunity!
#challenge #lifelesson #opportunity
Really love this post as I it is only recently that I have started to accept change and turn it into opportunities. I think people need to be reminded we can make the most of change and you have found the positives in all your changes such as career,time to grow spiritually etc 🙂 Would you mind if I reblogged this with reference to you’re site of course?
Of course! Thank you so very much. And remember this, we never stop learning no matter what age we are
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I love this post in which Laurie talks about how change has led to her personal and spiritual development, and how we should try to see the positive in change. This post made me think back to challenging times in my past and I can only think of how I have now benefited from being pushed out of my comfort zone- you learn so much about yourself. I think of all the wonderful people I have met that and the new things I have tried and experienced that I may not have had I stayed where I was. In a world that is ever changing , we need to embrace changing with it, learning more about ourselves and different environments- it can only make you stronger! ” A negative thinker will see the difficulty in every opportunity. A positive thinker will see opportunity in every difficulty.” Chikku George Thomas
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