So, as Winter turns to Spring (we HOPE – please stop snowing!), it’s the season for change. Let’s see what happens if we embrace that.
My life is pretty great. But, like everyone, there are things that could use a re-evaluation and some tweaking. Plus, it’s been a month of various changes happening, and when changes are thrust upon you, it can make you examine the rest of your life. Change is essential for growth and forward momentum no matter what, right? I mean, it’s always a mix: some good, some less good, but such is life, no? It’s interesting, though, it’s also been a week of watching people react to change in different ways, in different projects and different aspects of life. Sometimes change is clearly good. Sometimes change is made with good intentions, and still fails. Sometimes people think they’re doing something good, and others decide it’s not. Sometimes people react politely, sometimes they don’t. Such is life.
I’ll tell you what, though – I would rather attempt to change the things I don’t like about my life, and see those attempts fail, than sit idly by and simply complain about those things. This is probably the only life I’ve got, and I can’t come up with a good reason to sit in stagnation knowing that some things aren’t working and just do nothing about it.
So, yes. Spring. A Change Of Seasons. And a time for examination, exploration and action!
You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.
– Shirley Hufstedler, Former US Secretary of Education
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
– Will Rogers (1879-1935)
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
– William Arthur Ward
We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.
-Heidi Wills, Author
Don’t find fault, find a remedy; anybody can complain.
– Henry Ford