Change is…good?

April 1, 2023

Change – it’s going to happen.

Change inevitably arrives whether we wish it to or not. It can be good, it can be bad, it can be unexpected, and it can be planned.

We complain about change and while we simultaneously complain about doing things the same way we’ve always done them.

Change comes easier for some than it does for others. Once altered, the routines and habits that we’ve established and ingrained in our minds and bodies have to be unsettled, sometimes painfully so. Following down the same well worn and rutted path as everyone else who came before us makes things easier in many ways. We can auto-pilot the thing and direct our attention toward other things we are more interested in.

But at what cost? What about when that refusal to accept change comes at the cost of new growth and the potential to truly become better or more effective and efficient?

Here’s how I’ve decided to frame things in my mind to help reconcile and come to terms with change:

Change should come as a result of desired improvements to oneself or overall conditions they find themselves in.

Change should benefit both the individual and the team.

Change should make things more effective and or more efficient.

Change, done only for the sake of change is rarely effective or efficient and likely serves only to improve the standing (financially or egotistically) of one person rather than the team.