In his popular book, Two Minutes from the Abyss, international businessman and philanthropist VJ Eswaran said it is important to recognize the quality of “change.” He said change is the equivalent of survival and necessity. Change is a way of forcing people out of their comfort zones.
VJ Eswaran says that change will happen to all of us, whether we want it to or not. That means you should anticipate that is going to happen so that you can react to that change in a positive and productive way.
Not all change is bad, Eswaran writes. Sometimes positive things sweep into our lives. At other times, change results from disaster. But it’s one response in the wake of a negative change that’s important.
The larger point about change that VJ Eswaran makes in his book is about the kind we consciously choose for ourselves. For example, a business owner may find that his or her profits have been dwindling for months. For any number of reasons, what was working in the past to make the business thrive isn’t working anymore. Something has to change.
The problem is, Eswaran writes, is that most people are naturally resistant to making the changes they need to make. They make a thousand excuses for themselves about why they should remain mired in the status quo. Mr. Eswaran said people easily get trapped in a “comfort zone” even long after that “zone” has ceased to be “comfortable.
But Eswaran said change is not just a tool for becoming better. He said change is a necessity. An examination of the “One Percent” shows that these people embrace change and welcome it. By “One Percent,” Eswaran is referring to the “movers and shakers’ of the world. He said they have become super successful because they understand that complacency is our worst enemy.
VJ Eswaran identifies the fear of change as one of the top factors that keep most people from achieving great things. They fear change because they convince themselves the outcome might be worse than their current situation.
Thus, Mr. Eswaran suggests we learn to embrace change. If we are fearful of change, then we must stare that fear directly in the face and push through it.