As we get ready to finish up our fall term at school, this got me thinking about how different things are now for our seniors compared to when our term started back in early September. Things have changed for everyone of them, that’s for sure. But how many of our seniors can say they had a say in all those changes that happened to them? Most of the time none of us can say that we had control over every single change that has happened to us over a period of time; that’s not how life works.
It is very important that we look at those things we do have control over and always look to control those things. So much of life is out of control, yet it affects us in different and sometimes may ways. It’s all about adjusting things in our life so that need to major on the majors. This long-term saying that still holds true today. There are important things in our lives that we need to focus on and that we have actual control over. There are many more minor things in life that we don’t need to focus on since they are not really that important.
When it comes time to make changes in our lives, they should be focused on those things that help us go where we want to go in life. Change can certainly be scary as most humans enjoy being in their comfort zone and not have to venture too far from that zone too often. If we look at the pain of change and when that pain is less than if we stay the same, then it becomes easier to change. If we keep repeating the same things that give us results that we don’t like; then it’s fur sure a time to change.
I’m wondering if any of our seniors are doing that as their high school years are quickly coming to an end. Are there changes that they have to make that will make things easier for them in the long run? Or are those changes too scary to even attempt? Our seniors are not the only ones that need to look at this – we all need to do this. The important thing to realize is the younger we start making necessary changes in our lives, the less difficult they will be.
I saw something else that fits with this – we will never be younger than we are today. The longer we wait, the harder those changes will be to make. I should know, I’ve put things off far too long in my life and I’m working on changing that right now. Our seniors are so far ahead of my pace. Good for them.