Most likely, we’ve all heard Ghandi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
What exactly does this mean?
Consider the possibility that leading by example in situations that you wish to change is a very effective way of influencing the behavior of others. It means potentially taking a chance and being bigger, kinder and more loving.
The point is to take individual responsibility for change rather than trying to change others. Can you think of a personal or business situation where you can benefit from being the change you wish to see.
As we consider CHANGE this week, it’s worthwhile to think about the wisdom and effectiveness of groups in creating POSITIVE CHANGE.
Margaret Mead famously said:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
There can be enormous satisfaction in being part of a team, a group, a partnership, an enterprise – all manner of kinds of undertakings together.
Any “change” in the way you relate to our topic, CHANGE, this week?Today, let’s talk about the relationship between habits and change. Conventional wisdom is that you can change a habit for the better by focusing on it for 30 days.
Mike Murdock says: “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”
What habit would you most like to change?
Victor Frankel, who survived internment in Nazi concentration camps, said in MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING:
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
What situations in your life challenge you to change yourself?
In his book, THE SEVEN LEVELS OF CHANGE, Rolf Smith discusses the following kinds of positive change:
1 Effectiveness – doing the right things
2 Efficiency – doing things right
3 Improving – doing things better
4 Cutting – doing away with things
5 Adapting – doing things other people are doing
6 Different – doing things that haven’t been done before
7 Breakthrough – doing things that can’t be done
Our work involves optimizing your ability to produce any and all results that you wish. This week, please take a moment to list at least one item, for each of the categories above, that you would like to change. Karen Kaiser says:
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”