Marla Singer and Addiction to Change
Marla Singer once told me, that addiction grips everyone at least once throughout life.
For those who know what I'm sipping, this comes in the form of addiction to change.
For those of us addicted to change, we certainly feel like tourists among a world of stable humans.
For one, I fight with the fact that this could just be another layer on top of a Maslow hierarchy of needs cake. Let's face it, remove one of the walls around these needs, and my inclination for change will have a switch in priority.
With that being said, having this addiction gives us light feet and freedom to maneuver, to take hits as they come, without these punches flipping over our ikea personal office unit and matching yin yang table.
The difficulty comes in the truth that commitment and addiction to change are polar opposites. They need to both survive among a habitat in which they're continually steal oxygen from each other. The key is to filter just enough oxygen to each to keep both thriving.
At the end of the day, if you don't commit to something for long enough. You're never going to make headway.
If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't. - Tyler Durden
For those of us who are addicted to change. There are several areas we can change to satisfy our inner fight. Primarily career and living location/environment are the major two, with activities and hobbies huddling around like friends outside my front door.
This isn't an article with five steps to curing yourself. No need to filter the bright light from your phone at night, just a need to understand if you're one of these people like me to accept it, embrace it. Fuel both commitment and change evenly and you can make soap and sell it too.