“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change. Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Change your thinking, change your choices, change your life. There is that word again – CHANGE. It is always there or just around the corner. I am returning to the topic of change because it is ever present. It is a consistent topic of conversation with friends, colleagues, clients and even casual acquaintances.
Deciding what needs to change may be the first order of business. Everything starts with the way we think.
I have two questions for you:
- How has the way you think impacted your life?
- Do you make time to think?
George Bernard Shaw said, “Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” Thomas Watson Sr., the founder of IBM, used the word THINK as a one-word slogan when his company was growing. If he could get all of his employees to think about ways to improve the company and its products, he thought that was the key to innovation and business success.
Disciplined thinking can work for you if you want to make changes to generate more intentional choices in your life.