I remember after I graduated my nursing degree in India, I was so afraid to work in hospital as a staff nurse because I knew that everything I learned was going to be an everyday situation. Also I had a feeling that I wasn’t ready for it. Anyway, I survived it and then I got a chance to work as a clinical instructor in a very reputed hospital in India. Again that feeling started to run in my mind and I questioned myself, “Am I ready for it”? But to my surprise, I was able to do quite well there.
After some years, I got an offer from one of the reputed organizations in another country to work as a registered nurse. This time I had to think a lot because I was going to move to a country which I knew nothing about personally, different people, different culture, different lifestyle and on top of that I had to come alone leaving my family back at home. That’s an enormous change and I was very anxious because I was not confident about it. Guess what! Here I’m… I survived that too and in addition to that, it changed me and my perception towards the life. It made me realize that people are just people, in which country or the continent you go. We are all basically the same even though we may have different looks, colour, language, culture or tradition. Another lesson this change gave me is to have self confidence and to let go of the fear of change, which I think is a valuable one. So, what do you think about the changes in your life? Is it essential?
There are so many famous quotes by famous people about change and I would like to quote some of them.
We all get scared and want to turn away, but it isn’t always strength that makes you stay. Strength is also making the decision to change your destiny.Zoraida Córdova
It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.Roy. T. Bennett
The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.Albert Einstein
Be the change you wish to see in the world.Mahatma Gandhi
Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.Rumi
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.Barack Obama
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.Charles Darwin
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.Helen Keller
As you can see, scientists, writers, politicians, philanthropists, revolutionists and philosophers all concur on the significance of change. It’s not only essential for the growth and transformation of a person but also for the existence of the whole species. They also strongly agree that the change starts from an individual which spreads to others, just like a drop makes a ripple in the ocean. So don’t be afraid, go on…make a change, make a difference.
Please keep posting your views on the topic as I really love to read them.