I find myself being concerned about a great many things in this world. You may have heard some of this from me in previous posts, but to give you an idea of a few things that concern me in this life:
~the drug commercials that are far too prevalent on television
~the excessive use of cell phones
~traffic accidents caused by the excessive use of cell phones
~people who say “I don’t care”
~the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots”
~lack of accountability
Yet, at the very same time, I try to remain positive and think often about all the amazing and wonderful things this life brings!
That is a paradox at times ~ on the one hand horrible and tragic events occur daily while simultaneously miraculous events are happening.
Positivity usually wins out, but there are times when I simply have to spend time with the concerns, and perhaps figure out a way to accept/cope with/manage/overcome them. I believe in being pro-active ~ in planning ahead to make things work well before problems occur. In the real world that doesn’t always happen.
Change is sometimes necessary ~ often even unavoidable. In trying to be a change agent there are a lot of barriers to overcome. It seems the greatest one is that much of the time people don’t want change to happen. This is what concerns me today: how to manage being an agent for change when surrounded by people who don’t want change.
I’m taking my dilemma to the ‘streets’ so to speak and asking to hear from you. Are you the kind of person who struggles with change? If so, how does it feel when someone is trying to tell you the change MUST happen? Is there a time when someone around you managed change in a way that worked well? Do you have experience as a change agent? What works for you to help move things along?
I look forward to your ideas and know that each one of you will potentially contribute something that will help me move in the right direction. Thank you.