Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ready?

"New triggers momentum," says Andy Stanley in his leadership podcast.

Instinctively we resist change. Change is risky. Change is costly. Change is uncomfortable.

We know this yet we squirm when change comes to us.

Through the years, we learn methods, ways and mechanisms to cope and make things work. We learn from experiences to spot problems and then solve and pre-empt them. We adapt, improve and gun for mission completion.

Then a fundamental shift happens. The bigger the shift, the deeper we got to adapt. At the depress of a finger, off we go, ricocheting into a spiral of buzz and activity.

What do we want to change into? Deja vu, we've asked this before. How do we get there? How do we get others to come along? Are you given the authority to initiate change? Have you an action plan and a set of clear objectives?

So...what makes one, person or agency, embrace change while another fight against it?

(ponder)

There is a time for change. Epochs mark human history. Separated by pivotal moments, borne by persistent individuals, directed by the Divine, are you ready when change comes?

It's easy to point out the failings of others, of your organisation, of your government. Question is, what are you gonna do about it? Do you have the unction of conviction and boldness and the Solution to "do something about it"?

Forty-nine weeks of the year remain. Still unclear what you should pursue? Whatever you have, write it down, tell someone about it, imagine it--your greatest wish--coming to pass. Then kickstart something to kick yourself in the direction of your dreams.

You need it. More than you might know.

1 comment:

Jefri Sanusi Teguh said...

"So...what makes one, person or agency, embrace change while another fight against it?"

Maybe because for some people changes make things worse whereas for some others changes make things better?