The fear of change is really the fear of loss. People might intellectually accept the need for change but emotionally they fight it. People usually get stuck in their hearts not their heads and that is where the change must take place.
Those of us calling and working for change must be patient and try to understand those who fight our efforts. We must remember it is a heart issue. Arguments appealing to logic can only go so far. We must find ways to connect to their hearts and we must find ways to address the loss they fear.
Take Away: The fear of change is really the fear of loss.