For someone who avoids change, I must admit to some revelations:
* Most changes I’ve been forced into have turned out reasonably well.
* Most self-made disastrous predictions were proven false.
* Even the hardest changes have provided some valuable learning experiences.
I’m trying to embrace change with a more open mind. This old dog doesn’t change her spots very well but I’m willing to work on it.
I’m a total change agent and have been since I can remember. I view it as when one door closes another door opens.
Once upon a time when Sheri and I worked together long ago in our banking days, we navigated through some pretty turbulent waters every time our company acquired another bank. Which was often. Everyone around us got scared wondering if there was still a slot for them – or if their slot would be eliminated. There was always whispering, gossip and negativity. It was terribly unproductive.
I never looked at it that way. To me, it was a challenge to see what good things we could make out of every curve ball thrown our way. That attitude has served me well to this day.
To me, changes are bumps in the road. Some are bigger and more uncomfortable than others. Eventually the ugly beast leads the way to the raving beauty.
Sheri has recently encountered some big changes. Some cool and unusual opportunities have come of them.