Thursday, September 6, 2012

Somebody Save Me

"Change is good!"

"The only constant around here is change!"

"Change brings innovation, breakthroughs, and progress!"

"If you can't change, it may be you that is the problem!"

I Get It
I have completely bought into the "change-is-good" mindset at work. I've pushed myself, and my team to try new things, explore social tools, collaborate with marketing and end up with something as cool as this. I can not thank the team enough for all of the work that went into this whole year of change.

I'm good with change at work. At home...well...

No Choice is the Best Choice
Sometimes when we're faced with a series of changes, expected or otherwise, we hold back or try to delay following through, even if we know we must move forward. Change is tough for me. It might be tough for you too.

One of the strategies that has helped me power through these anxious moments is accepting the fact that "it's going to happen." Funny how a simple little phrase has fired me up to try all sorts of new things, embrace new things, and accept new things.

"It's my attitude that has made the difference, not any edict, or regulation, or mandate. I'm the one that makes it happen in the end."

How About You
When the never ending series of changes bombards you each day, do you cry out for someone to save you? Or, do you take advantage of those moments so you can actually try new approaches that might feel a bit awkward at first, but release you to make a breakthrough in the end?

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  1. Hello Jay, one of the joys of being back from my holiday is catching up with your blog. I read this post a few times over and paused to reflect. Right now all I can focus on is the very excellent 'Freewill' by the even excellenter Rush. I'd like to play a few of the lines back to you, not so much as an answer, more as a thought expander for this subject. Cheers - Doug

    'A planet of play things
    We dance on the strings
    Of powers we cannot perceive
    The stars aren't aligned
    Or the gods are malign...
    Blame is better to give than receive

    You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
    You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
    I will choose a path that's clear
    I will choose freewill'

    1. Glad you're back Doug...and thanks as always for contributing. Love it!

  2. This a great post. Change is almost always nerve-racking and even frightening. But like you say, attitude is everything! Isn’t it wonderful how a change in attitude can turn the world upside down? Or, rather, right-side up! Here’s a fun blog post about companies that give their employees unlimited vacation time. There’s a change in attitude for you! Check it out!