Take Charge of Change

By | April 9, 2016

A comment on one of my recent posts reminded me of the accountability that each of us has making a change. I came across this piece written by an unknown author and wanted to share it:

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don’t have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive. Today I can lament all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that thanks to them, I was born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.changeheader

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can embark upon an exciting quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do. I can moan because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can gripe because I have to do housework or I can feel thankful because I have shelter.

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Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping. What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

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What do you think? Do you take charge of change? I would love to hear from you. Here is a link to my profile.

All the best!

Miles

 

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Hey everyone, I am Miles and I have been learning about and “practicing” change management over the past 10 years. During this period, I have learned, applied, evaluated and started over…learning from evaluation, applying lessons learned, evaluating…what seems like a million cycles. I have tried just about every change management approach on the planet and each of them has pros and cons recognizing that not one organizational change initiative looks exactly the same.

6 thoughts on “Take Charge of Change

  1. Craig

    Its goes back to that old saying: is the glass half empty or half full. It can some times be hard to have a positive view, when the world can seem against you but it is very important to try to remain as positive as possible, and make sure you always try to give new things a go. You must work hard to achieve as much in life as possible. You just have to read the news to see that there are lots of people worse of than yourself.

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    1. admin

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Craig. It really is for each of us to decide!

      Miles

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  2. billy

    Miles,
    What a great article. So many of us need to read this. I truly try to live my life this way, but sometimes I get sucked into the negativity of the world. And then I sit back and think about taking charge. I lost 100 lbs and changing how I look at things helped me do it. This message will make people live a lot happier lives. Thank you

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    1. admin

      Billy, I’m so glad you found this posting helpful. In my experience, sometimes we all just need a bit of encouragement to look for the possibilities rather than the barriers! I hope you will share and encourage others.

      Cheers,

      Miles

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  3. Neil

    I do think that we should take charge of change because if people are to get anywhere in life, then a change of mindset is required and also the expansion of comfort zones to make changes happen!

    Of course we can choose to do nothing and keep doing what we are doing in life, but we will not grow by doing so. We all have the potential to be great, but only those who choose to be great are the people who change their lives for the better.

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    1. admin

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Neil! Yes, “stretching” ourselves is the key in change. Great point about the fact that we all have the potential to be great. Leading Change is a wonderful book that shares ideas on how each of us can be leaders of change. I hope you will check it out.

      Cheers,

      Miles

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