We Yearn For Change
I find it imperative to preface this that when I talk about change, I am in no way talking about APC and their hoodwinking of Nigerians.
Many of us like to talk about change, different, and better. We want change. We are unsatisfied with our current situation, yet we hardly work towards better.
From our personal lives to finance, career, relationship, family, spiritual, we all want better.
We read books, watch documentaries, attend workshops and conferences, go for training, all in the name of capacity development. But when it Is time to put it all to practice, we are hesitant to take the first step.
The distance between knowing and doing is often the difference between where we are and where we want to be.
A lot of us find it difficult to go for the unknown because of comfort. We want a change but we are too comfortable with the familiar.
The problem though is that the familiar is often the burial place of potential.
All that we could have been, we know it, we know we can, we know we should, but we are scared of a thousand other possibilities of how things can go wrong.
In the situation we are familiar with, things can’t go wrong. Even when they go wrong, they most likely can’t get worse than how they currently are.
But is that true though?
If things can be a thousand times better, but we are scared of it being ten times worse, is the trade-off not worth it? Isn’t it better to make the attempt and accept the outcome? Instead, we longingly talk about what could have been as we wallow in what is.
With a heavy heart, we yearn for change but cling to the familiar.