Definition of CHANGE (Merriam-Webster)
a : to make different in some particular : alter never bothered to change the will b : to make radically different : transform can’t change human nature c : to give a different position, course, or direction to changed his residence from Ohio to California
a : to replace with another let’s change the subject b : to make a shift from one to another : switch always changes sides in an argument c : to exchange for an equivalent sum of money (as in smaller denominations or in a foreign currency) change a 20-dollar bill d: to undergo a modification of foliage changing color e : to put fresh clothes or covering on change a bed
: to become different her mood changes every hour
: of the moon : to pass from one phase (see 1phase 1) to another
: to shift one’s means of conveyance : transfer on the bus trip he had to change twice
of the voice : to shift to lower register : break His voice started to change when he turned 13.
: to undergo transformation, transition, or substitution winter changed to spring
: to put on different clothes need a few minutes to change for dinner
One thing in life that is constant is change. My dad always said this. Most of the time, I am okay with change so long as I am in control of it. Ha, who isn’t, right?
We are going through some major role changes at work with new leadership, and at first I was shocked, then sad, and ended up excited. The next morning, completely overwhelmed, then angry at the rumors. Last night, I was completely excited again remembering that this is new, different, and challenging. I love that. I love being told I can’t accomplish something. Bring it, right? But still scared of the change. The unknown.
So the definitions list above are to remind me that the small, little word “change” can mean lots of different things to different people. I am in the midst of change at work, with being back in school, becoming an empty nest home, and my weight loss. Lots of change. So I leave you with these:
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill
“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” – Tony Robbins