Provocation of the month:
“Why change if everything is OK”
There is so much talk about development wherever I go. We attend courses, we read books, we arrange seminars and conferences and so on. Why is that and what exactly do we mean when we talk about development? Shouldn’t we talk more about change? Isn´t that what it´s all about?
There is a resistance within us about change. Most of us have settled into routines and ways of doing things that we are comfortable with. We have self images that we want to keep and relationships which we feel good in. We don´t really want to change and we continuously try to figure out ways of avoiding change. We even project necessary changes onto others. ”He or she should…” We can more easily see what we think others should do, according to our experience, values and outlook on the situation. This is, however, really ineffective, because there is no way we can make other people change. All change has to start with myself!
Why should I take the initiative to change? This is the absolutely most important question we should ask ourselves, you and me. To answer that, we need to listen to our inner Self – why should I take the initiative to change?
We all have the right to say, ”I don’t want to change anything”. It is our human right. At the same time we know that the society, our family and everything around us, keeps on changing. What will happen if I refuse to change? This is the second most important question we should ask ourselves.
Take the time to reflect on your own on these two questions.
1) Why should I take the initiative to change?
2) What will happen if I refuse to change?
In my world, development is a result of change. There will be no development without change – and it all has to start with myself. What do you think?