Embrace change. It is inevitable and should be celebrated, not feared. Just because you start at the beginning and have a map of how you want to get to your destination it doesn’t mean the particular route you’ve chosen will actually end up being the way you’ll get to where you want to go, nor will the destination you initially choose end up being the final destination you ultimately arrive at. You will zig-zag, go left, right, up, down and round and round just to get to where you are today. There will be days where you’ll reach your next checkpoint on the map and celebrate your achievements and feel certain this is what you’re meant to do, and there will be days you’ll run into a dead end and you’ll need to retrace your steps and start at the beginning again and you’ll wonder if you really have what it really takes to do this.
Embrace all change as it arises – it could lead you somewhere or nowhere, but you’ll be further along and closer to your destination than if you decided to not bother to go on the journey at all. And whenever you need a reminder about why change is necessary read your copy of Who Moved My Cheese by Dr Spencer Johnson again – you don’t want to be like the character Hem.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
– Jimmy Dean
Each of the seven essays reflecting on my first year in business will be released every day in the lead up to my business birthday on the 7th March 2022 and can be found via my journal page.