The most dangerous threat to change is people who don’t want to change. Most successful and innovative people are very head strong, but there’s one thing they have in common. They are receptive to change. Whether it’s something as small as rearranging your schedule for a loved one or revamping your image to get better business results, it all requires change. Why are we so stubborn when it comes to change? Well, let me fix that. It may not be all of us, but I’m definitely guilty of being set in my ways at times, lol. Don’t get me wrong, we should not be swayed by every opinion, occasion or idea, but when does not budging turn into a brick wall for a better life?
At work, church, relationships, and organizations, we all know people (hopefully not us, lol) that shoot down every opportunity for trying new methods. Some of these suggestions or ideas just may be the turning point needed to rise to a higher level. Then here comes the familiar statements, “We’ve tried that before”, “We’re better than that,” or “That’s not how we do it”. Sometimes we get so locked into policies and procedures (or just plain ole ignorance) that we fail to see when a new change is needed. Just because that’s how it’s been done, does that mean it’s the best way? NO!! The funny thing is when we operate solely out of habit, we don’t even know why we’re doing it! It’s usually just because that’s what we saw or what someone told us to do.
We often wonder why our dreams are not fulfilled; relationships repeatedly fail and we miss the mark on completing important tasks. Could it just be that we are exercising insanity every day? No, not the workout program, but doing the same things over and over while expecting better results. There are times where we have to change, “this is how we do it” to “that was how we did it”. What’s the worst that could happen? True, you could fail but at least you tried something new and didn’t remain stagnant. A standing body of water will never move anywhere. Are you holding on to the way you always do it? Or are you making room for a new way of doing things?