Change can be excruciatingly painful. It’s difficult to do something one way and then try to do it another way. It is not easy to become comfortable with your current perspective, habits, and ways of operating and then abruptly change course.

Change has a wide range of effects on our lives, both personally and professionally.

As difficult as change can be, staying exactly the same as we are now is even more so. The meaning of life, and the key to long-term fulfillment and happiness, has nothing to do with what we have or what we do, but with whether or not we are constantly evolving and improving.

Those who consistently win in business and in life do not view change as any less painful than the next person, but their attitude toward change is what distinguishes them. The thought of remaining the same is even more painful for them, which fuels their determination to face change head on.

Instead of being afraid of what you are leaving behind the next time you experience change in your personal life or your company embarks on a major change initiative, be open to the possibilities of what could be.

This shift in perspective has the potential to change everything.

Change is painful, but stagnation is even more so.