Want Adapts to Need

Be the person you need to be and the person you want to be will adapt. It would be nice if we could all just ‘be ourselves’ without consequences, if everybody liked, loved, and respected us no matter how we behaved. Unfortunately, the people who count on us, those we serve, need us to show…

Fear of Success is Fear of Change

When another person tells you that your idea won’t work, it may be because they are afraid that it will. We should not take all feedback at face value. We must always consider the source, the source’s history, and the source’s agenda. It is very rare to find someone who is objective and transparent enough…

Words Have the Power to Change Us

We are not untouched by the things we speak. The words we choose have power. They have the power to change minds. Too often, however, we focus on using our words to change others’ minds, not realizing that the words we choose also change the way that we think, the way we view the world,…

Changing Lives (Including Our Own)

Changing lives changes us. We may know that we want to make a positive impact on people’s lives. We may even have some clear ideas as to how we are going to do that. We can execute our plan, controlling as many variables as possible, and begin changing lives and changing the world around us…

Change is Inevitable: Create Your Own

“I enjoyed doing this at a specific time in my life, with a specific group of people, and under a particular set of circumstances. Things have changed.” -Anonymous One of the challenges of working with or for someone else is that they may change. Their direction or focus may change. If we are talking about…