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Can you avoid Change by standing still?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Stream&rockI know that Change is scary.  I know it is tempting to feel that if we keep a low profile maybe we can avoid it.  This is especially alluring if we are happy or being successful, but I’m here to tell you that this is an offer that you can’t refuse.  If you sit like this rock in your stream, it will rush past, whether you go along or not.  Everything else will change, whether you want it to or not.  And, (and here is the kicker!)… it will change you whether you invite it to or not!

Just as the river shapes the stone, so the environment out there shapes us.  Whether we are talking about our businesses or our families the same forces are at work.  I have been tuning into some of the changes that are coming our way as a result of the fall-out of the banking crisis; 30% cut-backs in the police forces, public forest being auctioned off to name but two.  Petrol will soon be £6 per gallon.  Like it or not Change is rolling down the ‘pike, better get ready now!

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins–not through strength but by perseverance.”    H. Jackson Brown