Be Like Water
I’m moving my desk out of my bedroom into the study for a change
They say that change is the only constant in life and yeah that’s a nice poetic, romanticised sentence but it’s really not as easy as that. It’s not like you sit down and change just happens to you. To some extent, there’s some effort to put into it. Don’t agree with me? Let’s see if I can change your view a little. I’ll be satisfied if this serves as some food for thought, though. 🙂
That old adage about change being constant is all about being flexible and accepting. It’s about taking any turn of events on the chin and carrying on. It embodies the stoic who can take what the world throws at them and continues living their life righteously. Basically, to worry about change is just as useless an action as worrying about the weather or which way North is – you’re just wasting your time trying worrying about things which are out of your control.
While there’s nothing wrong with the other sort of school of thinking about change above, there’s a way of incorporating change into our lives which most people don’t – but should – do. I’m endorsing you to use change to put yourself in another place to become another person. “What are you talking about Dasarsh, you madman? You’re rambling again” I hear you say. You’re goddamn right I’m rambling again.
I’m talking about using change to take you from where you are to where you want to be. At the base of it all is the ordinary person. They are not happy where they are and that’s just a fact. I don’t think anyone is happy where we are. There is always something which can be better. What I’m trying to talk about is using change to bridge that gap between where you are and where you’d really like to be.
Imagine you’re a shy and timid person, and you’d really love to be someone who could do well and even enjoy public speaking. I implore you, my introverted friend, to introduce change into your day-to-day to inch closer to that goal. Maybe you will think about writing and reciting speeches at your friends’ parties. Perhaps you will consider joining a toast masters kind of community. You could potentially surround yourself with people who are good at what you want to do and attend stand up comedy sessions. I dare you to add change, no – I dare you to use change to do what you want to do.
The difference between where we are and where we want to be is just some change. For real.