Change Is Wonderful And It
Can Be Frustrating
Change is a wonderful thing and can bring a lot
of great things with it. However, the process of change can
be challenging and frustrating. If given a choice, I think most
people would be happy with change if they could forgo the process
of getting to the end result. Unfortunately, the journey is
a big part of the change. There is no way of getting around
the frustrating part of change. The best you can do is deal
with it and focus on the great things the change will create.
My favorite grocery store is going through a huge
remodeling project and staying open while the change takes place.
I have seen some of the benefits of the change already; an olive
bar, a wonderful sandwich and soup area, and an expanded offering
of organic foods. I am also experiencing the frustrating part
of the change as well. As I was doing my weekly shopping, I
found myself being surprised each time I turned down an aisle.
I have shopped at this store for more than ten years, so I knew
where everything was. It was disconcerting to turn down the
pasta aisle and find the spice and baking supplies aisle. I
turned down the paper aisle, only to be greeted by cans of soup
and salad dressing. I found myself becoming frustrated because
I needed to go up and down each aisle a few times to find everything
I needed. Indeed, I was not the only shopper frustrated with
the change. Over the intercom system, they announced that salt
was on aisle seven. The bakery clerk had no!
idea where my favorite bakery item had been stocked and was
obviously frustrated with the change. Logically, I know that
the change will be great, but I also understand the process
will be less than fun.
Change has to happen. Change is Nature's way of
keeping things alive. Even accepting that change is a good thing,
embracing the process can be difficult. It can be tempting to
try to hold on to the way things were. However, I have found
that, if I can focus on the way things will be and the gift
the change will bring, I have less trouble dealing with the
process. This focus is not always easy to accomplish, but it
does cut down on the frustration.
I wish I could tell you I have found a way to
turn frustration into fun, but I haven't. It took me more than
an hour to do my weekly grocery shopping (normally a thirty-minute
chore). However, I do know that if you can focus on the outcome,
the challenge of the change process can be easier to deal with.
Accepting change and understanding that it is necessary and
even desired, can also help as you traverse the challenge of
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