Chasing Change vs. Creating Change

personal development Sep 07, 2020
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As difference-makers, making change happen is what you do. That's the gig.

Not any old change, of course. You seek to make things better.

But are you chasing change or creating change?

I don't know about you, but too often, I find myself chasing change. Darting from bright shiny object to bright shiny object without ever fully bringing any change about. It feels purposeful and productive, but in the end, no real change happens.

Successfully creating change comes from crafting a specific and singular goal and executing an efficient and effective strategy to achieve it. Clarity of aim and action is essential. The end and means must be pursued with intention and integrity.

Being decisive and staying the course doesn't ensure success. No worthwhile goal can ever be guaranteed. There will likely be unexpected and difficult adversities or even unanticipated and delightful coddiwomples.

And don't forget our propensity to overestimate what we can accomplish in the short term and underestimate what we can achieve over more extended periods.

And yet, determined and deliberate effort is its own reward and ensures that meaningful lessons will be learned and substantial progress will be made.

Are you catching yourself chasing or creating change today?


Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.

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