Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Resistence to change is self-destructive

I know someone who has been unemployed for almost 3 years, yet persists in looking for a job in a field which is virtually obsolete. She refuses to listen to any suggestions fo alternatives, and refuses to even consider jobs outside that field even when invited to do so. I know someone, growing up before homogenized milk, who continues to shake the milk jug before pouring out any milk. Why, when change is the most exciting and interesting element of life, do people resist it?

I see this in personal lives and in business life. Changing bad habits is very difficult and in business we cling to the old way of doing things until we are overtaken by events - or a 25 year old, who then becomes the old fogy in turn.

We have no one to blame but ourselves if, in refusing to change, we become obsolete.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I occasionally look at the milk and wonder why the cream doesn't rise to the top any more. Somewhere along my lifetime the change happened, but I don't know when, I didn't notice it at the time.

And, a century further on, "Are you trying to tell me that milk hasn't always been purple?"