Giving change a chance

Change is often associated with growth, and trust me the moment you turn into a teenager, you won’t be hearing the end of it.  Teachers in health class would go on and teach about changes in your body, the kind of stuff that makes you feel awkward. And hey, even parents make us change our clothes! (Not sure if that counts) 😛

But that’s not the change I’m talking about.

Often times we are afraid of change, afraid of what’s new.  We are not willing to step out of our comfort zone and brace out to the unknown.  In a way, I too was afraid to venture out and start anew. I had already enjoyed the company of my friends and teachers in my former school and was excelling in my subjects. I did not find it necessary to change schools.  Yet it was a leap of faith to transfer, well kind of like a skip to be honest.

Just like many, I wasn’t looking forward to change. I did not like the ambiguous mysteries it entails. My waters were calm and steady—and I was eager to keep it that way.

But let’s be honest, every pool has seen some ripples. Change is one of those inevitable occurrences, one of those little details that define life. All we have to do is brave it!

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The biggest thing hindering us from moving forward is fear. Change may look scary, but in reality, it isn’t. The memories of our past will still be there with us. Right now, I have settled in well. I have made new friends, created new memories, and have grown with experiences. All of which, I would never have reached if it weren’t for a little change.

We should never be stuck where we are, we should improve and rise above our past selves. Dream big and never give up! We should take risks, push limits, and stretch our horizon.  For some people a new school year will be starting, for others they’re off to their school break. And I challenge you to give change a chance! Make new friends, learn something new, and start anew!

As always, stay awesome my friends!

About the author

Aaron James Arq

My name’s James and I’m the founder of Made For Excellence, a blog dedicated to helping teens and students live the extraordinary life they deserve! We are currently looking for more guest writers to feature; we'd love to hear what you have to say!


  • “Even the darkest night will end & sun will rise.” – Leo Miseralles
    Really good article James. Keep it up!

  • Awesome stuff! I’m still trying to accept change, though it’s pretty tough. Let’s see how it goes, though.

    • Hey Adeeb!
      I’m happy the post resonated with you. It’s true, change is reaaaaaaally hard to accept. 😉 But the fact that you’ve acknowledged that you need it, is a sign you’re already a step in the right direction.

      Keep your head up and take it one leap of faith at a time. This post might interest you, pacing forward


  • “We should take risks, push limits, and stretch our horizon.”

    Agree! Accept change and make the best out of it! Love the post, James!

    • Hello Josefine!
      Thanks for your continued patronage, it’s much appreciated. 🙂

      Exactly! Change is inevitable. The sooner we accept it, the sooner we can carry on being awesome! 😉