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June 11, 2018

Change Is The Only Way To Grow

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. Buckmaster Fuller.

Life goes in stages. You are not who you were when you first started out. As you went along, you made choices and decisions based on what you knew at the time and, in the main, you made the right calls. It was all good but that was then.

This is now and you know more. You have grown and learned and your world view has expanded. Shades of grey have begun appearing among the many bright hues that up to now have coloured your life.

Oh, you’re doing all the right things, playing by the rules, but there is a void in a your life… a feeling that something is missing. It’s kind of like getting up from the table after a delicious meal, but still feeling hungry.

Do you find the interest in what you are doing waning? Are you bored with the familiar? Defending the status quo? Could it be you’ve stopped growing?

The status quo is the enemy of personal growth. We all need to grow. Growing is as necessary as breathing. A partner of curiosity, it is part of humankind’s DNA. We’re hard wired to always be looking for the new, to be hungry for more.

We’re living in a ever more challenging time. Change is disrupting every field of endeavour. Defending the status quo is a non-starter. Put simply, you are either moving forward or falling behind.

Any change, even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomfort but that’s the way it is. Like it or not, change is the only way to grow.

Doing some more growing? Need to kick around some ideas? I’m easily reachable at drew@drewsimmie.com or call direct 416.450.8867. Follow me on Twitter.

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