Change can be terrifying, yet can also be exciting. When we get used to certain things we become comfortable. Comfort is not a bad thing, but it can prevent us from growing, learning, and adapting.

Being comfortable with something has it’s advantages for sure. For starters when something isn’t working the way it is supposed to you will have something to fall back on. In tennis if you are trying to learn a new serve and are having difficulty it is always good to be able to revert back to a tried and true serve. That being said having a tried and true comfortable serve can also be a disadvantage. If everyone knows what to expect then they will be ready when it comes. This, is why change is important.

Change allows us to adjust to new situations and grow. It allows us to become unpredictable. The issue with change is that we have a tendency to fear it and or when things start to become difficult or aren’t going the way we expect we tend to give up on it. In order to change we must be willing to accept that it won’t always be easy and that it won’t always go the way we plan for it to. We have to be strong and keep fighting.

Change is the driving force behind growth and success. No one has become successful by staying in the same place and staying within their comfort zone. Change is difficult, that first step is always going to be the hardest. The doubt and the questions can haunt you. Am I doing the right thing? What if I fail? What if it doesn’t work? But the question you should be asking yourself is instead, what if I succeed?