change is the one constant in everyone's life. If you think about it, you can depend more on life-changing than on it staying the same. So why are people so afraid of change? Mostly because change is scary, unpredictable, and doesn't always end well. But what if you allowed yourself to embrace a big change in your life - and it turned out to be the best thing you ever did? It is important to be adaptable as life circumstances constantly evolve - here are 3 reasons why you absolutely must embrace change.

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1) Life will get very boring

Same job, same friends, same routine, same hobbies - sound fun to you? Routine can be comforting, but it doesn't make for a very enjoyable existence.

2) You will get very boring

Do you want to be that guest at a party who people avoid like the plague because you are so boring and bland? People like to talk to others who are interesting, who have done things a bit off the beaten path. You don't have to have a gazillion dollars and travel the world to live an adventurous life.

Some of the most fascinating people I've ever met have lived in one place their entire lives and have barely traveled at all. It's their zest for life, their penchant for taking risks however small, and their insatiable curiosity that keeps people interested - not their pocketbook.

3) You will never live up to your full potential

How do you know what you're capable of if you always do the same things? If you stay in the same job for life, what new skills are you learning? If you get laid off work tomorrow, would you be able to compete with other candidates who have worked different jobs, and therefore have more diverse skill sets? On the other hand, there are circumstances that prevent you from job-hopping, like family obligations and debt problems, and that is completely understandable.

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In these situations, it is best to stay put, but never stop learning and growing. Take courses, keep up with current trends, and learn new skills. Find hobbies completely unrelated to work where you can push the limits of what you thought you could do, and pursue them with a vengeance.

Take control of your life

I have a confession to make - I hate change, hate it with a passion. Every big change in my life causes me major anxiety and bouts of depression until I've adapted to it. But after living through more gut-wrenching changes in my life than I care to remember, I decided that I had better learn to go with the flow, or risk living an extremely miserable existence.

The way I see it, at least when I personally decide to make a big change in my life, I am in control of it. Changes happen all the time that we have absolutely no control over, so either way, there is going to be some misery. But deciding to change your own life is way better than life deciding to change it for you.

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