Saturday, March 14, 2009


C reating
H ope and
A mple
N ew opportunities -
G ood for
E veryone & the earth

I recently started thinking about change and how it has become a constant in my life over the past few months, as I have left my comfort zone and leapt into a world of new, different, exciting and, sometimes, uncomfortable opportunities. That is what change is about. Yet as a society and as a species, change is uncomfortable. But what is the alternative? We are either growing (and changing) or we are decaying. With alternatives like that, isn't it a complete "no brainer?"

The saying, "Evolve or die," is so true, yet when people are confronted with change they would rather die. Seriously, I recently heard about a study in which people were given the option of either changing or dying and over 90% of people chose death over change. How crazy is that? Why is it that change is so difficult when we know that, while it might be uncomfortable, it usually brings good...if we don't totally resist it that is. Why is it that as human beings we may watch and understand evolution and the concepts of survival of the fittest, but when we are called upon to evolve we choose to give in as though we believe that the whole evolution thing doesn't apply to us and that it isn't possible for humans to change, or evolve.

All I hear these days is how bad the economy is and by all visible standards it is. So what is the choice? Because there is always a choice. When circumstances like this arise they call for one thing: CHANGE. What if we were to take it as a call to Create Hope and Ample New opportunities that are Good for Everyone and the earth? What if we were to begin to find solutions that were no longer just good for "me" but could be good for "we"?

As our paradigms begin to shift around us, the old becomes useless and meaningless and we are called upon to create new solutions for these new times. In order to thrive in these "adverse" and constantly changing times requires the adoption of approaches that take into account People, Planet and Profits. How are you adapting in your personal and professional life? What changes are you beginning to take on as opportunities to create hope and a better future for yourself and the generations that come after you? All it takes is the courage to change and to take that first step! Go for it!

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.~ Alan Cohen

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