Honour today for a better tomorrow
The first step toward sustainable change.
We often struggle to make change sustainable because the solutions we try to adopt—or impose on others—completely dishonour the parts we seek to transform in the first place.
It's experienced and felt at the macro and micro levels.
It might look like our organizations as they strive to improve their efficiency and move quickly to adopt new systems, processes and tools.
Or the manager who lays out the exact steps they believe their report needs to take to get to the next level.
And also, the best friend that tells us what they think we should do and what worked for them.
Change happens in many forms, but sustainable change occurs when we first acknowledge and honour the current way.
It's the current way of being that got us where we are. It's not wrong! It just may not be what's necessary anymore, given where we are going.
As we grow and continue to unfurl, our goals and ambitions evolve, and so do the challenges we face, and what got us to where we are is often different from what will enable success where we are headed.
Honouring ourselves and the people we seek to help is the first step to enabling sustainable change.
Nobody wants to be told they are wrong and offered a "better" way.
But everyone seeking to improve is open to discovering how their beautiful current way might limit them on their journey toward something new.
Honour today for a better tomorrow.
Sparknotion — Think Differently.