almost like doing nothing


a choice in change

Tao Center ( responded to my last post regarding change with a line that just resonated with me so much, I felt it needed to be repeated and expanded on (just a bit!): “change happens… growth is optional” When confronted with change, the only wrong thing to do is nothing. Every change in our life gives us an opportunity to grow – intellectually, spiritually, maybe physically. There is nothing wrong with feeling anger, despair, or confusion in response to some changes; you cannot control how you feel. We do control our actions and choices. In reaction to change, we must make a decision to not only feel, but act with self-examination, review of our changed conditions, and actions to move forward in the new reality. Yes, growth is optional. The consequence of not taking that option is stagnation. ]]>

Who will save you?

Who will save us? Read the whole post, but one of the lines that really struck me was: “We need to get past this idea of saving, because the status quo is leaving the building, and quickly. Not just in print of course, but in your industry too.” The status quo never stays long anymore. To stay effective we cannot waste time trying to hold onto what is obviously leaving, or bemoan its departure. Rather we must embrace change (even if we don’t like it!), look for appropriate talents and find ways to apply them to the new situation. It works better, and is a whole lot less frustrating.]]>