Change & Challenge

I’ve been thinking about the words change and challenge. How we say, “I hate change”, and “I love a challenge”. As if they are different words, when I think they both really mean opportunity.

My guess is we don’t hate or love either, it’s just that change sounds scary while challenge arouses a need to prove ourselves. As if the first means we are not good enough as is, but the second means we can show everyone we are better. Neither of which ring true to me.

But if we recognize that no matter how hard we try change is going to happen, and embrace it rather than fighting it, we rise to the challenge. Maybe we have an opportunity to become a better version of ourselves.

We can’t have (spell) change without challenge.

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