Change is not your friend.

Am I right? Wouldn’t we all just rather keep going, bopping along, with everything in its place, just like it’s always been?

ImageCould you walk through your house in the middle of the night with no lights on and not end up doing a header over the couch? Yes? Clearly your mother didn’t move the furniture around like mine did! Thank you, Mom, for teaching me to embrace change.

Of course, I had no idea that’s what I was learning when I listened to my Dad do a faceplant over the recliner chair in the middle of the night as he rushed out of the house half asleep to answer a fire call. The blankety-blank chair wasn’t there yesterday!

The structure of your life changes. People change. The world changes. Roll with it, baby. Your job is going to change. People come and go from your team, inherently changing it’s chemistry and it’s abilities. Your boss is going to change. Your whole business is going to change. (Did you even know what social media was 5 years ago?)

Better make change your friend, friends. If you need practice, call your Mom and ask her to come and rearrange your house while you’re at work. You’ll either change it back or learn to live with it newly. Either way, all the dust and dog hair and crud that’s been living under the couch for 15 years will get cleaned up, and there’s inherent value in that.

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