Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why Change?

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/4.5, 1/200
Two of my favorite times the day are sunrises and sunsets. New beginnings and endings are what they represent to me.

This week I have been attending a corporate meeting where the one thing that struck me was that they acknowledged that probably one of the greatest threats to the success of their business was their own success.

When you become successful you can become very complacent. You take for granted your actions.

If your customers love your work that is great, but don't settle for what you are doing. Learn to continue to push yourself and grow.

Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 8000, ƒ/4.5, 1/100
“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change,” said Heraclitus. Change is happening all around us all the time. You cannot stay the same and remain relevant today.

Trying to stay the same because the success you have today was because of the actions you took yesterday will not lead you to success tomorrow.

If you want to go somewhere in the future then you need to asses where you are and then think and plan accordingly to make changes. When you do you will most likely go backwards at first.

This is called the J Curve. The J Curve breaks down the behavior patterns we go through as we change tasks, habits or routines. There are five stages to manage internally as you cascade through the stages.

  1. Plateau
  2. Cliff
  3. Valley
  4. Ascent
  5. Mountain Top
It looks like this:

I only mention all this to make you aware that taking action to insure you move forward often will feel like you are making it worse.

Take the time and do some research. Plan your choices based on where you want to go.

See you at the top!

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