Change or Die

One of the best quotations I’ve ever heard. It applies to everything that I am. If the 22 year old me had a conversation with the 13 year old me, they probably won’t like each other. I would probably say, “was I THAT lame?” What more if I saw my 5 year old self? Super high waistline, tucked in shirt, socks with sandals. What were my parents thinking?!

I’ve done through a whole lot of changes in my life. With each mild change, I say goodbye to a part of me, safely tuck it away in the back of my mind and probably deny it ever happened in the future. We change to cope. We change to improve. We change to survive.

There is no present. The idea of a present time is a façade. As I type each letter, it becomes the past. There is no NOW. Because as you say, “this is now”, it is no longer. Change is inescapable. It is proof that we are living and we are moving forward.

And the same applies to my blog. We change, we move forward, to show the difference in ourselves, the difference in our surroundings. But despite these changes, a hint of the now hidden past is still evident. We learn from where we came, and acknowledge its influence in us, whether we like it or not.

So, like a business, in marketing, you can never be successful if you become accustomed to one formula. You take risks, you move, you improve…you change… If the outcome is not as favorable as you would like, you at the very least, learn from it. If is proves to be a worthy undertaking, you feel a great sense of accomplishment because everything worked out for the better. And eventually learn from it because like life, it is not permanent and you must once again change to survive.

"Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while."
- Jack Welch

We change because we need to, we change because we have to, WE CHANGE, because if we don’t, we get left behind… You don’t need to venture into it alone, because there are those who understand and recognize what change is. They will help. Never be afraid to ask for help.

I change because I change. There’s no denying it, no avoiding it. Time guarantees it.

A Big Thank You to Juice, a blogger who recognizes change.