Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Change Quote for Wed.

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed." Peter Senge.

Maybe this quote sums things up for me. I feel undue and unnecessary pressure to change and go with the flow and be loyal (to what I am not sure) and to not make waves and not work through my decisions etc. and so on. Let me make up my own mind about how I feel and I might just surprise you and actually find my way all alone and undirected.

It has also dawned on me that some of the very people who are placing this pressure are as frightened by the change as are those of us they would like to join them, be like them, do as they do. It is a scary thought to leap off a cliff into the unknown but less scary if one is falling with dozens of others and some even holding hands.

I am just one of the cautious ones who likes to look before I leap and I am a wee bit picky about with whom I hold'

P.S. Thanks to all who have been posting. I've been inspired by comments and the words have made a difference...thanks.


crazydarla said...

Boy 'gril' hit the nail on the head with this one! I always love reading your blog and messages bc they have meaning! You are just a good ol' gal! HUGS


Pam in Moncton said...

That's so true! People have to change (or not) on their own timetable. Love all the quotes you are finding.

:Jayne said...

Love what you said and agree totally. I want to know the people whose hand I am holding will not let go halfway through the jump.
A wise woman once told me that the best way to get someone to do something they really don't want to do is to make them think it is their idea to do it.
I think we are much the same that way. Don't tell me I HAVE to do this, eventually I will on my own.
You're awesome gril!


Cindy said...

I echo everything said here!!! You are so right. I also like what Jayne had to say. One place where I really noticed change this past year was in pregnancy and child care. Oh, not me but my daughter! I realize that a lot of change in this area is for the safety of mom and baby but sometimes I just have to roll my eyes. Did you know that you are not supposed to let a child watch TV till they are 3? I could go on and on.