LaMarcus Aldridge

Even With $80 million, Change is Hard

In the past, I’ve written about my fear of change. I dislike change and many times I think I am the only one who struggles with change. Deep down I know I am not the only one, but it is nice to have a reminder that I am not alone in this fear.

Turns out I have good company in my disdain for change. In fact, even a guy whose change netted him $80 million is struggling with change.

This summer, all star power forward, LaMarcus Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers as a free agent to join the San Antonio Spurs. He is from Texas, the Spurs are awesome and they offered a four year $80 million deal. Those are pretty great reasons to make a change.

But just because we have great reasons to change doesn’t make change any easier. Take it from a recent interview with Aldridge

I don’t like change. That’s been a little bit difficult for me, trying to get used to a new city. I got lost like twice yesterday. That’s not fun.”

Change it tough. It causes us to adjust to new things and many times we feel lost. It is not fun. But it does it better.

Aldridge may be struggling now, but he knows there is a light at the end of the tunnel:

In the end, it should be great for me. Right now, it’s been tough because everything is so new.”

Think you are the only one struggling with change? Think again. Change sucks, even with 80 million reasons to change. Even though it may not be fun now, in the end, it can be great.


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