Change is natural and constant
Change is a natural and constant part of nature. The quotes scrolling to the right show how perspective plays an important role in how we think when it comes to change. Humans are so very adaptable that we create habits quickly. These habits become part of our daily lives before we know it.
How to trap a monkey
Perhaps you have heard about the story of how to catch a monkey. You first place something of value (food or treats) into an anchored gourd, coconut, or cage that has a hole just large enough for the monkey's hand. The monkey can reach in and grab the treat, but can't remove its hand and the treat at the same time. Having become so focused on keeping the treat, the monkey will unconsciously refuse to let go and create its own trap. What's your personal or corporate treat and trap?
As you mouse over the picture above, the season changes. What are your metaphorical seasonal changes and how can you best utilize their gifts?
Organizations speak of change using words like mission, strategic, operational, technological, and personnel behavioral change. As individuals, our words are usually softer, but the basic ideas are very similar. If you were to look at your values and what is of value to you right now, what might you want to change?