What I Needed Back Then
by Kay Dee
One of the life lessons that continues to pop up and wave ‘hello’ is this: what I needed back then is not necessarily what I need now.
We, as people, tend to gravitate towards what worked before or what was comfortable before. Not that those prior answers or solutions are invalid now, but, the need is not exactly the same, therefore the solution is not identical. Say, perhaps, you went through a tough time in the past and you spoke to a particular person to get wise advice on the matter. That person may or may not have the advice you need for this current season in your life. Or maybe you had a need for certain friendships or relationships in the past that you do not have a need for now. Perhaps, you solved a huge problem a certain way in the past, and that has been your go-to problem solving method for most major issues, only for some reason it hasn’t been working as well lately. Maybe these are signs that what worked back then or what you needed back then, is not what you need today.
We grow and change as people. Think about that. We are in a continuous process of growth and change. Change does not come easily to most of us. We often battle with it, fight it, resist it. Why? Because change is uncomfortable and we prefer the comfort of the familiar. Change can be scary sometimes, but, at some point (hopefully sooner than later) we must learn to embrace it as part of the process and embrace new experiences. It is something I continuously work on. Sometimes I do better than others, but, I’m a work in progress.
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