There are two types of people in the world. The intelligent group likes to stick with what they know. The curious group likes to try new things and learn about things for themselves. For many people, life is about having a sound plan, good stable job, and once they find that, they don’t want to rock the boat. The other group is always looking for new ideas, new adventures, and finds that rocking the boat can be exciting and fun.
For the intelligent, or stable person, they have carefully built their security, based on research. But that security can be overturned any day by some unexpected event which was not planned. If that happens, it’s natural for that person to feel uneasy. Change is inevitable, and at some point, change will be forced on them and they might not cope well. That’s because the world never stands still. Look at the changes that have occurred in the past 50 years! For the curious group, change is normal. In fact, they often seek out change. They could still face upsets and setbacks, but they’ve learned how to learn and cope positively with the change. They are more adaptable.
Which is better? I think that each of us has natural tendencies and talents, combined with upbringing, that ultimately determine which path we take in life, but how you handle those changes, challenges, etc. is what makes the real difference!
Something to Think About:
The best way to deal with change is adaptability. Change is a basic law of nature. The species most tightly tied to a single niche environment are the ones most likely to become extinct. The most adaptable species—not the fastest, biggest or most clever—survive and prosper no matter what happens. Want proof? Look around you at all the pigeons and sparrows. Not much danger they’ll die out anytime soon, is there? But they aren’t powerful birds like eagles or even clever ones like parrots. What they are is supremely adaptable.
This is the time to ramp up your business, ensuring a successful last quarter. Make one change to your business, to adapt to what is happening in your marketplace today.
Words of Wisdom:
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William Arthur Ward
Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. Stephen Covey
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination. Carl Rogers