Change can be good, sometimes. Not changing can be good, sometimes. While the criteria might seem subjective, we’ll take a look at the harsh reminder that people change, fortunately and unfortunately.
It’s funny how people can change. Sometimes the change is for the better. We are constantly evolving, although the question might be in which direction. Some people make honest attempts to continually improve themselves. Others grow stagnant, complacent, and lazy. So what leads some to admirable change and what leads others to less?
That significant other you fell in love with often captures us and decides the work is done. There they lie dormant, thinking things will always be the way they were just because. There’s no time for just because. Somebody fell in love with something that’s no longer there. In fact, often it seems as if the good things changed for the worst, but the things that could use a little work stay the same or multiply in magnitude. Maybe it’s perception. Or maybe it’s not. Change can be good. But change can also be bad.
The employee who would’ve done anything to have a job. “Happy to be here” and “Happy to be part of the team”. What an honor it is, to have a job and make some money. Yet complacent some may grow, complaining how they hate the work and admire the weekend only. What was thanks quickly turns to regret with some, but the situation is not helped by the person. They decide, instead of leaving (changing) and finding something better, that their time would be better spent in misery, attempting to drag as many people along for the ride with them.
Change can be good, but change can be bad as well. Staying the same can be good, but staying the same can be bad as well. We’ve got to spend a little time in self-reflection, analyzing the things that need some work and the things that don’t.
People change. Fortunately and “un”.
Sometimes you’re better off just going with what got you there.