CHANGE...This is a word that has been said many times when talking about the Tucker's over the last couple of months. There are several things in our life that are changing right now...job, kids, tornado, etc. I have found that most people are absolutely terrified of this word.
So what is it about change that is so scary. I hate this phrase, "Well that is the way we have always done it." To me that statement makes no sense. Many wrongs have taken place over time due to that statement. So why do we as educated people stand for that old mindset? I think for some of us it is fear. The fear of saying something that is going to ruffle feathers, upset, or challenge the system. For others it is respect. I was taught long ago to make sure and respect people. I think that respect sometimes hinders change. We don't really say what we think. Here are some things to think about when dealing with change:
- Change is more complicated to sustain then to initiate.
- Successful change seldom starts at the top.
- Learning is essential to change...those who change learn.
- Change efforts almost always accomplish something different from what was intended.