Shift Happens

personal development stoicism Oct 05, 2020
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"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus

Whether we're talking about shifting sands, shifting gears, a seismic shift, or shifting deckchairs on the Titanic, one thing's for sure, shift happens.

What's your relationship with shift?

Shift is change that happens through movement. Sometimes shift happens to us (shifting tides, actual or metaphorical, for instance). But we often forget that shift is something we can initiate (for example, shifting our focus, attention, perspective, or efforts).

In other words, shift can, at least sometimes, be something that happens through us.

As difference-makers, we seek to make change happen and make things better. It might appear that this kind of transformation happens all at once, but usually, we are merely noticing the last in a long sequence of small, incremental changes.

Breakthroughs result from small changes that come about through small shifts introduced by thoughtful, visionary, and committed individuals convening in common cause.

Shift happens when people like you and I gather to be creative on purpose and collaborate on endeavors that make a difference.

Scott Perry - Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose

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