Change is a wonderful thing – it keeps life interesting. It allows our businesses to evolve and do better. When we can plan and drive change successfully, it can be very rewarding.
Then there’s the change that’s forced on us. You know, like when your website hosting company goes belly up. Or your PC dies at an inconvenient time, precipitating an unplanned but long-thought-about change to Mac. Or when the bulk email application you’ve been using for 10 years keeps dumping functionality that you and your clients need. (OK that last one is me.)
Forced change is rarely pleasant and it’s hard to get excited about how things will be better when we’re buried in the work of making the change. And, of course, it never happens at a convenient time!
Managing risks can be complicated. I wish I had acted sooner. I’d like to think I’ll learn from this experience and act sooner next time. Procrastination is sometimes convenient, and sometimes worthwhile, but certainly not always the best choice.
“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.”
~ Denis Waitley
A recent article by Mary Jane Copps has some great advice and inspiration about taking risks – give it a read here.