Letters

Posted: January 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Often time, people react to the word “change” as if it is a four-letter word. As if there is something inherently dirty about engaging in change. Whether it is changing a job, or changing something amiss in your personal life, change is often greeted with the same kind of contempt reserved for people being asked to jump off a cliff in to a pool of dead octopuses (octopi? Whatever).

Think about it for a second. Surely you, the person reading this, have a job. And surely at the job, at some point in time, somebody from the glass tower comes down and suggests that something be done in a different way. And surely, at that same job, people around you (hell, maybe even you yourself) scoff at the notion of change and threaten to quit, or shoot the place up, or just say, “nuh huh, I ain’t doin’ dat sheet.” So, given that, you must know what I am talking about when I say people think change is a four-letter word.

I’ve thought a lot about change lately. And the inherent risk that goes into change. Weighing the pros and cons of the status quo. Weighing the pros and cons of change. Deciding if making a change is worth it. And after all the thought that goes into it, I realize, it is almost always worth it. It is almost always worth taking the leap to change something in your life in hopes of getting something better…in hopes of getting a better result.

So, I implore you, right here and right now, if you’re itching for change, make it. If you see a risk, take it. And while the grass may not always be greener on the other side, as is so often the case, I can assure you that it is always worth a look. And if you don’t find it on first glance, just keep going. Greener pastures are there…you just have to look for them.

Change is a six-letter word after all. Nothing more, nothing less.


Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
–Arthur Schopenhauer

jbr

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