One thing that keeps people tied to the same clothing and the same style year after year is the fear of change. Years ago you may have discovered a formula that works for you and rather than try new looks you stick with the old look because you got a compliment on it 10 years ago. All the while, change is constantly happening all around you. Your career changes, your body changes and your lifestyle changes. Life is constantly throwing you curve balls, egging you on to change. Your style must keep pace with you and shift with the changes in your life.
Occasionally I encounter someone whose style is 10 – 20 years behind. An interesting question to ask this person is when was the last time you felt really good about how you look? The answer often reveals they felt their best 10 – 20 years ago! You can’t hold onto your ‘glory days’ simply by holding onto the clothing from that time. That time has passed, and staying in the old clothes denies the person you have become since then. New glory days are happening and your new style is waiting to be discovered. See me if you don’t know where to start!
I am the first to admit I am extremely averse to change and trying new things. I understand the hesitation and the fear. I stayed in a corporate job for 15-1/2 years, a job I did not love, because I didn’t know what else to do. I thought if I kept doing the same thing, it would be okay. It wasn’t. I was miserable. I loved my company and my co-workers, but I was never able to find satisfaction in my job. Change was begging to happen and I kept putting it off.
Don’t put off accepting change as long as I did. Whether it’s a new job, a new style or a new city you seek, embrace the change and the adventure. If you need an illustration of how silly it is to think you can avoid change, consider the change happening right under your nose this very second. Our earth rotates on its axis at a speed of about 1,000 miles per hour while rotating around the sun at a speed of 67,000 miles per hour. We are rotating around the center of our Milky Way galaxy at a speed of 490,000 miles per hour while our galaxy is speeding through the universe at a rate of over 2.2 million miles per hour.
Do you really think change isn’t going to find you? Change is real, and change is constant. Step out and seize it before it seizes you!