Change is inevitable throughout life, and yet many people get really uncomfortable with it.
As well-known business author, speaker, trainer, Jeffrey Gitomer, says, the reaction to change is often a four-letter word, although it shouldn’t be.
Where would we be without change? No wheel, far less the everyday things we take for granted – electricity, clean water and the like. Of course, change is never a straight line, but more of a step-function of relatively big changes followed by periods of little change – when we become complacent.
And while it might seem that change is coming more quickly than ever before, this is really just an illusion, driven partly by the ready availability of information. Small changes might be happening more quickly because of this, but the large ones not, in my view.
In business, of course, we need to actively drive change. For how else can we maintain an edge, a USP, and keep our business on a growth trajectory? And if we can change things completely, rather than just improve them, we can gain a significant and longer-lasting edge – that step-function again.
So, rather than trying to avoid change, or to react negatively to it, we need to seek it out and be the drivers of change. Leading change is necessary to the success of our business.
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Some other short posts related to change and the need for it that might be of interest:
- “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
- “Success breed complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove
- “Never change things by fighting the existing reality…to change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
- You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
- Where is YOUR Next Major Competitor Coming From?
- “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rodgers
- “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington
- “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.” – Unknown