“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” — Peter Drucker, Businessman (my emphasis added)
Change can totally freak us out. And it’s sometimes small, inconsequential changes that can throw us for the biggest loop: our favorite store upgrades their look and changes the placement of the products we usually buy; our email provider changes the interface; the post office changes our carrier’s route so we get our mail in the afternoon instead of in the mornings….
In truth, change is our friend—it’s chock-full of opportunity. It shakes up the same old routine that we habitually follow. It can give us space and breathing room to do things a little differently, which can make all the difference on the pathway to our dreams.
Change can’t always be avoided or stopped. So, when it happens, pause and think about what else can be “hooked onto” this and be tweaked for the better. For instance, if your email provider rearranges the interface, perhaps it’s a great time to organize your messages into folders so the information you need is at your fingertips. If your favorite store shifts items around, perhaps it’s an opportunity to discover another product that’s more effective or a better price than the one you’ve habitually purchased.
Your homework today is to embrace change and make it work for you. At first it might be a little inconvenient or uncomfortable but soon you’ll seamlessly assimilate the change into your life and wonder how you managed without it!
Embrace change; make it work for you! You can do it!
I’m so proud of you!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,