If you want something different, you are going to have to do something different. ~ Jack Canfield
It is often said that people do not change until the pain of change is more than the pain of staying the same. The option to look at our progress or results and make any adjustments to get a different result is one of the greatest advantages of free will. Yet, when given a different way of doing things even by an expert or professional some will say, “that is not how I/we do it.” Or they will say, “We/I have always done it this way or that.” It seems they are more in love with the pain or the plan they crated rather than zeroing in on what is necessary for the desired results.
When a plan or action is not working, not getting the results you are aiming for you have to make an acute evaluation of your process. In as objective a fashion as possible you must step outside of yourself and rise to the 10,000 foot view of the situation and make a thorough assessment of everything. Next, you use all your available knowledge, experience, and sometimes outside experts and consultants to plot your adjustments. If you’re in a boat headed to Port-au-Prince and your assessment says you are off course wouldn’t you use your knowledge and experience and the instruments on the boat to get the vessel back on track toward your desired destination? Or would it be wise just to stick to it full speed ahead in the wrong direction?
In a recent post, we shared my Dad’s formula for Situational Success:
#dream + #believe + #plan + #work + #seek = #success + #analyzedata [repeat] = #greatness
The choice is always ours. It has always been our choice to change in order to get a different result. The results we desire. But alas, a wise Rabbi once said, the poor will always be among us. Why? No matter what some will never change to get change. The question is, will you?
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