A Jack Welch quote

28 Oct 2016

Something inspirational:

“Change before you have to.”

JACK WELCH

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  1. Brad 28. Oct, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    Great little quote. It’s always better to do something before you have no choice and you really need to do it.

    • Ilana 28. Oct, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

      When we make up our minds up to do something before we actually need to, we’ve already talked ourselves into accepting that we need to change.

      The rest of the time we go about avoiding change or thinking about change; whether it will be good for us to change or if there is a need. We will also spend a lifetime hesitating and questioning our abilities over change.

  2. Randy 28. Oct, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Yes, it’s a lot easier to change when you want to rather than doing it when you’re forced to. I spent most of my childhood having to deal with things changing whether I wanted them to or not.

    We usually didn’t have any time to adapt, not that we even knew how to most of the time. One of my biggest pet peeves is people telling me how to do things, seeing as I dealt with that kind of treatment for far too many years.

    It would be fantastic if I actually felt like I was running my life again, rather than having someone running it for me!

    • Ilana 28. Oct, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

      Thanks Randy. Yes, I’ve heard it said that we’re in control as much as we choose to be. I think the hard part is convincing ourselves we are. Perhaps that’s where we’re going wrong.

      Having had to work on change myself, I know how hard it can be; but the downside of no change is living a life less than. Not being where we want to be and often having to live someone else’s life.

      I agree with you that it’s much easier to change when we don’t have to and in a way that’s easier because we’re doing it voluntarily and that helps; but I would always advocate change.

      To be somewhere you want to be is better than being somewhere you don’t want to be. If that means working through change, then that is what we must do.

  3. Tim 28. Oct, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    I usually listen to that simple little voice that warns me something wrong is pending, so I make changes; but it’s not always in time.

    • Ilana 28. Oct, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

      Yes, taking advice from our intuition isn’t easy; but once mastered we will never miss that little voice.

      It’s a bit like learning to drive. The analogy I compare it with is learning to drive a car.We will struggle to navigate our way round the controls of a car until we master the art of the controls.

      When we miss the signs that spell out new opportunities, we will fail to change.

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