One of the great things about being human is that we can change. We are in complete control of the way we live our lives. Unlike the other species on this planet, we do not live based on instincts. Our process of thinking is controlled entirely by us, and then we control how we act on these thoughts.

We are unique as a species in our ability to change. Your own ability to change can make you unique as a person. You control just how unique you are, being that you can make yourself whoever you want to be. Your success and happiness is under your control.

You do not have to be the person you were last year, last month, last week, or even yesterday. Starting today, you can change anything you want to change about yourself. Nobody is perfect, so there's certainly something you would like to improve about yourself. This change is your self growth.

Nonetheless, it is not easy.

The Reason Change is Difficult It is difficult for one reason in particular. We hesitate to change because of the fear of the unknown.

The unknown is a very scary thing. Since we don't know how things will turn out, we don't know if the change will be a good thing. This is where the whole concept of the comfort zone is born.

Each of us has our own comfort zone. We have our own daily routines. We have our own comfort foods, TV shows, hobbies, etc. We tend to act in a way that gives us comfort.

The barriers of this comfort zone are difficult to break. It means placing ourselves in situations that we find uncomfortable and now knowing how they will turn out. The uncomfortable feeling of the unknown is the very reason why most people never make the changes they need to make in order to grow to be the people they want to become.

Why the Difficulty of Change is a Good Thing

Any difficulty is a good thing for it means there is a challenge to be faced. Challenges make us stronger. Because of them, we become more knowledgeable. This makes us grow.

Challenges are great...

if we face them.

The fact that change is difficult is a good thing, as it means few people will stand up to it, therefore making change valuable. Since few people are mentally strong enough to change, the rewards of changing are greater. This is how nature works.

Those who face challenges are rewarded. Those who conquer their fears are also rewarded. Change is difficult because of the fear of the unknown, but facing this fear will bring about remarkable growth in your life.

Motivation to Change

Change brings growth. Change takes you closer to where you want to be in life. Change can actually make your life.

There are going to be a lot of negative influences in your life. Most will want you to change in a way that you do not want to change. You can ignore these influences; it is your right as a human.

You know the changes you need to make in order to have the life you want. You know what you have to do to break out of your comfort zone. You know where you want your life to go. You know what will make you happy.

Go out and do it. Go for it. Make yourself happy beyond measure by breaking through the walls of your comfort zone and into a new world of opportunity. Enter a new world that you have not yet explored. Discover all the possibilities that life has to offer you.

There is a whole world of potential out there for you in life; it is now time for you to break through and go after it.

Author's Bio: 

Matt Maresca is passionate about life and loves to motivate. He loves to live every day to the fullest, but loves even more to help others find power in their own lives. This is why he created a life motivation website at Check out this website for more great stuff from Matt.