Be The Change

I have been doing a lot of writing which requires I search old files.  I came across this story which I know I have used in public presentations, yet don’t have any recollection where it originally came from.

A newly promoted manager was out to change the world of business.

After being in the job for a while, she noticed she wasn’t making much progress, so she decided to narrow her focus and just change the corporation she was with.

But that turned out to be too much for her so she tried to change just her department.

When she failed, she tried to change only her family.

Even that was easier said than done, so she finally focused on changing only herself.

When she successfully changed herself, her family also changed.

And when her family changed, her department changed.

When her department changed, her corporation changed.

And when her corporation changed, the world of business changed.

Start the change you want to see with the one person you have the greatest influence on. Yourself.

It may be simple and it is not easy.

And always remember, change your language, change your life.

And I also found this quote attributed to Pope John XXIII

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII

Happy changing.  Thank you,
Andrea T. Goeglein, Ph.D.
Dr. Success
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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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