I have a prediction for 2012. Ready?
“Things are going to change.”
Jobs are going to change. Relationships are going to change. Companies are going to change. People are going to change.
Change is inevitable. The question is will it happen to you or through you?
Right now, a relationship you’re in is changing. Will you recognize that and be part of the change? Will the change happen through you? Will you work hard to actively make the relationship better? Or will you ignore the change, let the relationship change in all the wrong ways until eventually the change happens to you?
Right now, the industry your company is in is changing. New markets are being born. Old ones are dying. It’s the wild wild west out there. Things are changing. Will the change happen through you? Will this be a moment you step up and help steer your company into the next decade? Or will you ignore the change and wait for the marketplace to pass your company by until eventually the change happens to you?
Some change is going to catch you off guard. This is going to come as a surprise to you, but you’re not God. There will be changes that hit you out of nowhere like a rogue wave.
But for the rest of them, the changes you see coming, the ones we all see coming, there is a choice.
Change can happen to you or through you. (And trust me, through is significantly more fun!)
from Jon Acuff’s blog on January 25, 2012