Just when you think that changing ourselves for the better, moving forward as we deliberately work to shed bad habits, along comes an amazing video showing how completely and easily a crab slips out of its old shell. Wow. If change were only so easy for humans.
Perhaps it only appears easy for the crab. It has no choice after all. Inside the old shell, it has grown and a new shell, still soft in its infancy, has formed. The choice to change is hereditary. It sheds so it can live. It will die of constriction if it does not risk exposing itself to the risks of the surrounding environment.
Whether or not the crab struggles emotionally with this process is questionable. Whether we humans struggle with change is not.
Change is hard, Hard, HARD. To embrace it takes guts.
We must willingly risk damage to our egos, to our emotions, to our choice to evolve. And by doing so to improve, to become more successful. To journey forward watching for and embracing more opportunities to change, evolve, grow, improve, succeed.
What are you working to shed? Is it time to crack open the old and expose tender new skin and ultra-sensitive emotions? To the elements? To criticism?
You can change for the better. Just crack open the hard old shell you're hiding in.