Improvement begins when you cut your losses
- Change is either difficult to achieve or difficult to go through
- Change on a dime
- Is that person really invested in their future success?
Improvement begins when you cut your losses. It’s basic human nature to want to improve at something. People want to become better at a number of things, so why if it’s a built-in desire, don’t many ever improve? We see it as lacking a couple of things.
People either don’t have the knowledge to improve or develop or they lack the motivation to do it even f they gain the knowledge. The problem is that improving something requires change and change is either difficult to achieve or difficult to go through.
Did you ever try to change something at work? Your job is outlined in a job description just as everybody else’s. When everyone follows the parameters of their job description things seem to work, although they could always be more efficient. So someone comes up with a way to improve a process at your job. Change is extremely difficult in a company. Change requires everyone to change. Most people are happy with the way things are and do not want to change. If a program or process is changed then some people will change and others won’t. They use the excuse, “That’s not my job.” This excuse is what keeps companies, especially large ones, from changing faster and becoming more efficient and competitive. That’s why a smaller company can often change on a dime because the people are invested in its future success.
Same way with an individual. Is that person really invested in their future success? Are they willing to go through gaining the knowledge and motivation to stick it out long enough to achieve the change? What will happen when this change process becomes painful? Will they give up and quit? This is why there’s a multi-billion dollar self-help or self-improvement industry out there trying to get people to change.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That change is something much easier to talk about than do.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because many people are at the point in their life where they must face this painful change.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: If you are attached to the things from your past or that you currently have, then change will be very difficult for you.
COMMENTARY: People resist change when they would rather be doing something else. They don’t want to change because they don’t care about the company they own or work for, their obligations have become a burden, the relationship they’re in isn’t working, the friends they have are distant, and they stopped taking care of themselves. This is the domino effect of poor choices as one bad choice leads to the next. The motivation is missing in their life and rightfully so. If you feel like this and are ready to make changes start with your line of work. When you start a new company or get a new job be sure it’s in line with doing what you love and all the other components will fall into place without any effort on your part. It’s like reshuffling the deck. You won’t know what cards you’re going to get, but it’s time for a new hand, a fresh start.