What is it that makes us fear something new? The old saying, “When one door closes, another one opens,” can strike a panic inside. The old door was just fine, thank you. What if the new door gets stuck or we can’t get through? The old door fit comfortably, and we built a life around the way it let us in, even if we had to push sometimes to get it to open.
This new door might not work as well in our life, might not accommodate our schedule, might not allow for the little freedoms we started taking for granted. In fact, this new door could wrench our arm off when we open it, or it might cause us to have to do something differently, or it might make us use muscles we’ve never had to strain before.
Everything ends up making us grow, if we just give it a chance.