Friday, March 2, 2012

Change Happens...

Is it me or is "change" in the air? Often times, we welcome change, like in the New Year's variety. We know its coming but most of the time "change" happens suddenly and without warning.

More often than not, we want to ignore change because we know we're going to have to make difficult decisions and that usually means impacting other people. This is the uncomfortable part of change because the last thing we want to do is hurt others and be the "bad guy".

However, in the long run, we know change is good for us. We know that change is something that is constantly happening regardless if we like it or not. Strong decision making skills and how we manage the evolutionary process of change will determine if you come out ahead or take two steps back.

As I mentioned earlier, change happens and Warren MacDonald knows all about how change can happen ...suddenly. In April 1997, Warren MacDonald was climbing when a giant boulder fell on his legs. What would you do? How can we prepare for sudden events that change us in profound ways?   

We're all looking for change but we want it on "our terms". Here's an "inconvenient truth". Unless you live in a 1974 Burger King Commercial. Rarely, do you have it your way, Can you imagine what life would be like if we had this women singing this jingle, telling us we can have it "our way"? 


I guess we can blame Burger King for fooling us into thinking that we can have it "our way". Unfortunately, you've been tricked by an advertisement and it won't be the last time. However, there are some clear ways to change your life and achieve the results you're looking for. It doesn't matter who you are, what matters is that you gain the knowledge, courage and motivation to persevere adversity (aka change). 
Accomplishing Personal Change

1 comment:

  1. Change is always good, even if it doesn't seem so at the time. Of course, this is only true if you're able to grow & learn. I want to find the silver lining in anything that seems like it's gonna be a crappy situation. Example: yesterday our house lost power (stupid country living, lolz). Instead of being poopy about it, we rolled with the punches & decided to take our laptops out on a date. We visited several wi-fi hotspots (B&N, Caribou Coffee, & Tim Horton's). Turns out we had a lovely time & we needed to get away from the house for a while. Obviously that's a "small time" change, but the lesson still applies. A bigger change will come when my son leaves for college this fall. Again, change is gonna happen whether we want it to or not. Might as well enjoy the ride & get whatever you can out of it. :)