Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Change Ahead

Speed of change = speed of significance

When we study the lives of people who lived significant lives, we always learn about stories of change and ability to endure the pain associated with change. No pain, no significance. Significance is always found on the other side of pain. It is by going through pain that we develop the strength to endure more pain and continue to change. Through change we develop the strength of character required to do the uncommon things, to do what the average person calls the impossible.

1) There is always some pain associated with change. Change is only effective by releasing the pain associated with it.

2) When the pain to stay the same is greater than the pain to change, we change.

3) No pain, no change and no change, no relief of the pain. Most of us resist change until we have to change. Who has not felt the pain of being forced to change?

4) Make a conscious decision to change before you have to. Change is always more painful when we are forced into change.

5) We can either change ahead of being forced to, taking advantage of change or change will take advantage of us.

6) After going to through painful changes we realize that the pain made us stronger; the pain was endurable. 

7) By learning and growing we prepare ourselves for whatever changes come our way. We then are not surprised by change any longer.

Choose to endure the pain of change either voluntary or forced. You will become a better person by having a positive attitude towards change.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others!

Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy) 

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