Change is constant.
As a young adult, I had a teacher point out this truth. For the rest of our life change would be coming our way.
He suggested that since change is constant, that we would find ourselves in a state of constant transition. If transition is constant, it would be smart to become skilled at making transitions. He helped us to learn a process.
He described the process in five steps. The first was:
Here’s the idea. Transitions are real. Some we choose. Some happen whether we want them or not.
My teacher said that if one going through transition will become committed to engaging the transition that chances of an efficient, successful transition will occur.
It seems obvious that commitment matters but many people don’t approach it that way. Change is dreaded. Change is feared. Change is avoided. Change is presented. Change comes anyway.
Activating commitment creates momentum. Commitment supports planning. Commitment looks forward.
You feel the winds of change; you will do well to say to yourself “Change is abreast. Let’s attack it.”
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.