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Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. ~ Karen Kaiser Clark
One of my favorite quotes is “Growth is the only evidence of life.”
As if we needed them, study after study shows the critical relationship between both individual health and personal development. The health is measured generally in the categories of emotional, physical and relationships. Similar studies on organizational health aka culture, show unsurprisingly similar results. Organizations that prioritize personal and team development of their staff not only have physically healthier staff, but also happier, more engaged and productive staff. The positive cultural outcomes of an intentional leadership focus on developing people is its own reward.
So Let us Choose a Healthy Culture by Choosing Wisely by Choosing Growth.
Q4C2 ~ Questions 4 Cultural Consideration
How can I choose wisely, grow more intentionally and inspire others to do the same?
Kirk Out (http://kirkweisler.com/)
If everyone really resisted change, we would all be riding horses instead of driving cars. Progress is evolution meeting need. ~Glen Notman
And if everyone resisted change…we also wouldn’t have Jello!
On this very day in 1897 – “Jell-o was introduced Pearl B. Wait, a carpenter and cough medicine manufacturer from LeRoy, N.Y., produced varieties in strawberry, raspberry, orange and lemon fruit flavors, named Jell-O by his wife, May Davis Wait. Sales were poor; Wait sold the Jell-O business for $450 to his neighbor, Orator F.Woodward, who had founded the Genesee Pure Food Co. two years earlier. Success came slowly, but with Woodward’s creative sales and sampling strategies, Jell-O began to catch on. In 1902, when he launched his first advertising campaign in Ladies’ Home Journal, sales eventually reached $250,000.”
Jello – As a kid I ate it and slurped it with no thought or appreciation to who may have invented it…and certainly no thoughts that someone may have had to work really hard to help Jello “catch on. I also think it’s interesting that the guy who invented it didn’t have the skills to market it and sold it for $450.
All change isn’t a sign of progress and isn’t for the better… knowing what and when to resist change can be as challenging as knowing when not too. Progress is evolution meeting need… and making Jello.
“We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it? What does nature hold dearer or more proper to herself? Could you have a hot bath unless the firewood underwent some change? Could you be nourished if the food suffered no change? Is it possible for any useful thing to be achieved without change?”
–Emperor Marcus Aurelius
If our change is shrinking, our growth is shrinking…and if our growth is shrinking so is our value and our ability to contribute to a future that is requiring more change than ever before. Whenever I think about change …I always remember the ‘too many encounters’ I have had with people who don’t have any change of their own …and so they are asking for some of mine. I am happy to share my spare change, but I might as well be giving them a fish because when the change I give them is gone they will need some more. What we must learn to do for ourselves is ‘make the change’ or as Gandhi taught, “be the change”… then we can achieve the useful things spoke of by Emperor Aurelius.
I hope we all have plenty of change for ourselves and to share with others as well.
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” –Dale Carnegie
1. Give up your need to always be right.
2. Give up your need for control.
“By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu
3. Give up on blame.
4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk.
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle
5. Give up your limiting beliefs.
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind.” Elly Roselle
6. Give up complaining.
7. Give up the luxury of criticism.
8. Give up your need to impress others.
9. Give up your resistance to change.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
10. Give up labels.
“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Dr. Wayne Dyer
11. Give up on your fears.
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
12. Give up your excuses.
13. Give up the past.
14. Give up attachment.
15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations.
Click on the link below for the full explanation of “15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy”
Lazy or Exhausted?
Radishes or Cookies?
Click on this link to see Why Change Is So Hard: Self-Control Is Exhaustible
Shared by Kirk Weisler and Fast Company