Change Sucks. Get Over It.

I'm so sick of change

Nobody cares who moved your cheese and I'm certainly not going to help you find it. That's your responsibility.

Funny thing: I'm always hearing about how organizations embrace change. Companies are a legal entity - they can't "embrace change"; people embrace change. And it's really unambiguous. They either accept something or they don't; they either adapt or they don't; they try and will succeed or will fail. Remember Master Yoda: "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

So it comes down to you. You're either in or out. Don't waste my time mired in some stupid middle-ground.

Change is pretty much a constant in today's working life. Get over it. It's sure as crap stuff is going to change on you. Personally and professionally, if you're confronted with a challenge and you shy away from it, what does this say about you? Are you that weak, undisciplined, unconfident? It says a lot about your confidence; your willingness to grow and expand your understanding of problems; your ability to embrace a different mode of thinking. And none of that speaks well about you as an employee or as a business owner.

And here's the rub: if you're not embracing change, your competitor is. With each incremental adaptation to new risks, new technologies, and new ways of doing business, they're preparing to eat your lunch. All of your lunches. Forever. So change - now - and stop bitching about it so you can keep your seat at the table.

R