One of the great things about us is we’re all different. We’re unique individuals with different skills, talents, abilities, gifts, interests and passions.
Even though we know that to be true at some level, we still want or expect other people to act or behave like we do.
If we stop and reflect on our own behaviours, it’s amusing that we allow ourselves to get annoyed or frustrated when other people don’t behave as we expect them to.
Trying to change other people can be costly and it can also affect our emotional well-being. We’ve heard the saying that people resist change and change is difficult.
One valuable idea I learned many years ago was people don’t resist change. Instead, they resist being changed when it’s not their choice.
As human beings, our freedom to choose is one of the most valuable things we have, so when we feel that choice is being taken away, that’s when we are more likely to resist change.