Change: The Constant Variable For All

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” -William Pollard

John Kehoe shares 5 keys to change that will assist in both understanding and harnessing the inevitable:

Key #1 “Don’t fight change. Embrace it.”                                                                                         Key #2 “Be proactive in initiating change.”                                                                                   Key #3 “Be willing to let go of present attitudes that sabotage you, no matter how comfortable you are with them                                                                                                          Key #4 “Include fun, leisure, and quality of life as part of your changes.”                                 Key #5 “Expect to succeed, be positive.”

My thoughts are change is constant. How we deal with change is up to us. We can welcome it, embrace it, and even be thankful that change rescues us from being static. There are some who will resist change and suffocate in monotony. Human nature tends to prefer a comfort zone of sameness. Thus change creates a certain amount of discomfort and ambiguity. Change is happening; you can’t stop it; all you can do is figure out what kind of change you want, and be ready.

The Information Technology Revolution reminds us that every minute, of every day, change is upon us.

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About debraboeve

I am a wife and mother of two boys, ages six and three. I love my job as an Assistant Principal in Southern California. I am currently in a Doctoral program in Educational Leadership. These life pursuits occupy my time, and some days I wish there were more hours in the day. It is important for me to be a life long learner and to be an exemplary role model for my boys. Thus given the time I am not at work or using my time to complete course work, I try my best to afford my family the quality time they deserve. It's all about finding balance while being a life long learner.
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One Response to Change: The Constant Variable For All

  1. Danette says:

    Excellent post Debra. Change is not an option. It’s how we handle change that makes us effective educators.

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