How Well Do You Accommodate Change?
“Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.” Leo Buscaglia
How are you in the face of personal or professional change? It depends, right? Sometimes you respond with excitement. Sometimes you surrender with ease, letting go of your emotional attachments. Other times you drag your heels, fight it, resent and resist, and play the victim of the circumstances.
What makes the difference in how you respond to change?
The answer to that question seems pretty complex. So,Instead of trying to figure it out, these quotes help to put me in a positive frame of mind:
“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” Charles DuBois
“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” Charles Swindoll
“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.” Alfred North Whitehead
“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof!” John Kenneth Galbraith
“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” Andre Gide
“It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change, or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in between that we fear…it’s like being in between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold onto.” Marilyn Ferguson
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.” Anatole France
“Action creates change, not talking about it.” David Clarke
“The idea of management as some sort of science, with certain principles from which you never deviate, no longer applies. The only practice that’s now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change – and if you’re not changing constantly, you’re probably not going to be accommodating to the reality of your world”. William G. McGowan