Change is constant.
It almost seems like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it? Not only is change constant, but the amount of, or pace of, change is accelerating every day.
This is true of all the environments we function in. Technology has changed the way we live and work, and it will continue to do so. This is why all around us we see such dramatic changes in industries…these are dramatic to us because things happen faster now.
The question to ask yourself realtive to business success is this: What and how am I changing?
I know lots of people who struggle today with the same things they struggled with five years ago. The reason is simple…they haven’t changed what (not the principles of the work, the effort or improvement) they do. The definition of insanity is said to be doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result…another euphemism I like is “if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.”
Unfortunately for many people, that one is no longer true. If you think and do what you’ve always thought and done, you will get ever decreasing results. If you are not on the track to the success you want in your life, look back at the last five years, and I would bet that you have done little different. If you want to fall further behind, don’t change your effort, or approach, or improve your processes over the next five years….stay comfortable, and you will soon be more uncomfortable than ever.
On the proactive side: You can start the process of positive change right now. You can take action right now. You can change your entire situation in just a short time, if you will make the changes in yourself now. I dare you.
Here’s a little John Maxwell on Change:
Changing for the sake of change gives a person whiplash
Changing before you have to can lead to a big win, but its difficult to do.
Changing when you have to gives you a win.
Changing after you have to leads to a loss.
Refusing to change is death to your potential.