"Be The Change You Wish To See In The World - Mahatma Gandhi
Along the way I've had some great teachers in regard to change. "When you wake up in the morning you never know what a day will bring," is a reminder from my Grandmother Grace. Upon entering the university, I read change is the only constant. My buddy Neil calls it "Overcoming Inertia" - that one prompted a chapter in Shine Baby Shine.
A close friend recently brought the gift of replacing the word plan with the word idea. Something about that simple change in words opens up an acceptance of the possibility of plans shifting. Perhaps it comes down to
"Life is Change. Growth is Optional. Choose Wisely".
- Karen Kaiser Clark
In coaching times we typically deal with responding productively to change that hits us in the face or how to make a change we know we need to make. Whatever the case, accepting or making changes usually requires making a change.
The reasons me make a change are pretty clear cut: We want to, we need to, or we have to. Recognizing the need for a change is necessary. Deciding to make a change is important. Making a change is the dang tricky part. In fact, responding productively to either of the above is rarely what we would call easy.
We are creatures of habit. Something I became immensely aware of upon avidly studying neuro-linguistic programming. I found John's counsel of if what you're doing isn't working, try anything different to actually be quite profound and it made changing easier. We don't always know exactly what to do, or how to do it but giving something a try gets the wheels of change moving.
The successful implementation of any change comes down to you, and having good help is also up to you. If you want a Change Champion, be in touch.
Remember you are not imposing the change on yourself. You are inviting it.
“The individuals who will succeed and flourish will also be masters of change: adept at reorienting their own
and others’ activities in untried directions to bring about higher levels of achievement.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Author and Harvard Business Professor
Wainiha River, Kaua‘i - Hawaii ... ever changing