For instance, take the young child as they prepare for their first day of school, the changes in their life as well as the parents may be traumatic or filled with excitement and anticipation. I remember when my oldest started school and how excited I was that he would have the opportunity to learn things far beyond my experiences.
It was a good thing.
I also remember other parents who saw that day with a bittersweet sadness as their little one was “growing up”.
Busineses choose to change and grow – to create new products, provide more timely services, or to capitalize on their traditional way of doing business – like a candy store in Indiana that makes candy the same way it did some 50 years ago. G.A. Schimpff’s Confectionery celebrated their 124th birthday in April this year. While their quality and traditions associated with their product hasn’t changed they HAVE changed the way they market. You can go on line and have it shipped to you. It’s no longer just the store on the corner.
Change is said to be one of the three biggest fears today. It brings with it many unknowns, many unfamiliar experiences. Sometimes it’s only in hindsight that we can see the gift but I’d like to challenge you to see what is going on in your life today that might be a more positive experience if you choose to make one little change.
Maybe it’s how you speak about yourself, or treat yourself and those around you (both in your life and your business). I know it’s made a tremendous difference in my life and those around me.
As the saying goes – “if you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting the same results you’ve always gotten“. What choices will you make today? What changes would benefit you and those around you? I love to see where we’ve come from to where we are today so I’m off to have an anachronistic experience…more tomorrow