There is an ancient but timeless concept: Panta Rhei, meaning “everything flows,” coined by the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus. He realized life’s one true constant: change.
Thomas Edison, after thousands of unsuccessful attempts, finally invented the electric light bulb. Rather than viewing each trial as a failure, he embraced each change in his approach as a step toward success. He knew that growth wasn’t just about reaching the destination but also about the journey.
In our own lives, we may face changes that initially seem disruptive. Jobs can change, relationships can shift, and unforeseen challenges can arise. It is in these moments we are reminded of Heraclitus’s river. Just like the river’s flow, we too must adapt, evolve and change to reach our true potential.
In the face of change, cultivate resilience. See it not as a roadblock, but an opportunity to learn and grow. Embrace it. Accept it. Then, and only then, will you begin to unlock the door to personal growth and self-discovery.