One of the reasons we find it easier to reject change is because it is difficult to accept the very real possibility of disappointment that any change can bring. This disappointment rests in the widening gap between what a potential future holds and the version of it we may have dreamed up in our minds.
This gap can make our desires feel like they’re too good to come true. And so we avoid moving towards change, to keep safe from that disappointment.
In truth, reality is often disappointing. Sometimes mildly, sometimes severely. To continually protect from disappointment is to sign up for a life of no movement. It could be that your imagined reality is an inaccurate version of the future waiting for you. A future you will not know unless you step forward, towards it.
Instead, ask what you need to help you feel your way through disappointment in the service of moving ahead.