There it was in front me, all I needed was to put the ink to the paper. Of course, this would mean a change. I know I have talked and written about change, the benefits of change and peoples’ aversion to change. How would I now react when in the same position? All of a sudden, the conversation started up in my head, not quite like Pinto in Animal House, but enough to give pause to what I was going to do.
“Do it! Do it!”
“I do not know if I can, I am so comfortable and it is easier to keep things the same.”
“Wait, aren’t you the one that writes about the benefits of change? And deals with change at work?”
“Yes, I am guilty on both counts there.”
“So, Mr. Hypocrite, what’s the big deal about making a change?”
“Change, even for someone that promotes change, does not always come easy.”
“Ah, you’re full of hot air, like them politicians.”
So here I am, on the ready. I remember my Dad saying I tended towards not liking to make changes when I was younger. Am I, when it comes to me? I mean, it has been years without a change. Take a deep breath, Wayne.
Does this make sense? “Yes.”
Have the conditions in my life changed over the past few years? “Yes.”
Do I really feel good about this? “Yes.”
OK, I am going for it. I sign my name and after about 12 years, I was going to make the change. I felt giddy, like a little kid. I know that I made the right decision. After leasing four Camry’s, I am switching to a Prius! Change, after all, is good!