This is a subject I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while. The difference is simple.
There always seems to be two sides to the story: Stay the Same, or Change.
What I find extremely frustrating is that these two choices usually end up with similar results. The current methods might not be the best, so people opt for change, but change is too vague of a word to guarantee positive results.
If I have a choice, I don’t just want to change the methods, I want to evolve them.
Opting for change could actually mean negative progress. At least if you opt for staying the same you are assured it won’t get any worse.
The difference between growth and change is incredibly big. It’s like the difference between a 40 year old man and a 12 year old boy.
The 40 year old man made some mistakes in his past, but he eventually learned from them and moved forward. The 12 year old boy continues to make mistakes based on his lack of experience at any one given method of achieving.
Change is like putting yourself, or your company, or your country, through puberty in hyperdrive. It can cause unnecessary mistakes.
Instead, I believe it’s necessary to approach things from the 40 year old man view, which ideally is “this is what I know and what I do well, and I’m going to stick to it, and for what I don’t know and what I’m not good at, I will hire the person who is.”
Change can be a dirty word. Growth is way better than change. It implies keeping the things that you do well, while building on top of that to tackle areas that you missed.
Growth is what everybody needs. It is truly progress. Everything else, including loose definitions of change, is standing still or going in reverse.
I believe it’s important to be clear and specific any time a change is needed.
When considering a “change” its always incredibly more safe to specifically define your goals as growth, and continue to proceed accordingly.
I really believe that growth should be demanded all the time, and in all instances that would apply. I think that even though it is a seemingly small difference on the surface, the results would be surprisingly positive overall.
When faced with the option to change or stay the same, don’t forget about the hidden option to grow. This is the definition of a brighter future.
Who do I talk to to swap change for growth permanently in the english language? Hopefully there’s enough you’s out there. Thanks for listening.
Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC