Shina and Mara were good friends. They opened a radio repair shop in their village and thrived for years. Then, Shina noticed that technology was changing. Their customers were no longer content to own only radios but bought televisions, telephones, microwave ovens, and a host of other electronics. Shina suggested to Mara that they should learn more about other electronics and change their radio repair shop to an electronics repair shop. Mara did not like the idea; She feared that they would not be able to repair complicated electronics. So they split. Within a few years, Shina’s shop was thriving. Mara, on the other hand, had to sell her shop because of mounting losses.
There is no doubt that we tend to fear change. It is human nature. Ironically change is inevitable and whether or not welcome it, it happens. As a baby grows into a child, then into an adult and a senior citizen, so change happens to us and around us. Thus, it is better to embrace it, understand it, learn from it, and grow with it. When we do embrace change, it becomes an agent of success and not failure.