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The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
-- Kenneth Blanchard
 

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

Better for the changes

You cannot be certain what will happen tomorrow, yet you can be certain that things will change. Life, by its very definition, is dynamic. The universe around you is always in a state of change. Even the hardest, most solid and impenetrable substance you can imagine is made up of tiny particles which exist in a constant state of change and vibration.

If you fight against change you’re ultimately fighting a losing battle. A far better strategy is to make change your friend. Rather than working against the inevitable changes, find a way to make the changes work for you.

In change there is destruction, decay and despair, and yet there is also creation, opportunity and the potential for immense joy. Change itself is neutral. It doesn’t care what it does to you. What really matters is what you do with it.

The past is over. Learn from it, carry its joyful memories with you, and resolve to move forward. When the changes come, incredible opportunities come along with them. For those who are open to change, for those who can spot the opportunities, for those who are courageous enough to make the most of them, life will continue to grow better and better as it changes again and again.

— Ralph Marston

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