There are three constants in life. Death, taxes and change. Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, said “nothing endures but change”. If we accept that change keeps happening, why then do so many of us avoid it, ignore it and turn our back on it, sort of like how we would treat someone that we really didn’t like?
What would happen if you treated change like an old, welcomed friend? Life would be different for us if we expected change to drop in at any time. And when it did we would embrace it and work out how to deal with it. This change in attitude might just be life changing for us.
Change is a key concept in leadership. Leading is all about change. Leaders look at what they have in front of them, imagine a vision of a better future, develop a plan for moving towards that future, then act. They make change happen.
The next time change knocks on your front door, are you going to shoo it away, telling it it’s not welcome here, or are you going to embrace it, ask it in and then work out how to deal with it?
Ding, dong – sorry, gotta go, someone’s at the front door.