Change can be a pain. The powers that be are fixing the road between my home and the office. That means I have to detour, and I’ve been taking the same route for 10 years. The detour really upsets me. That detour is peanuts compared to big ones, like trying to decide when is the best time to sell or auction your property. Still, it illustrates how the smallest disruptions can irritate in a big-league way.
We all need consistency in our lives. Wise managers spend a lot of their time helping employees find new constancy in the midst of perpetually stormy commercial seas (which describes most every commercial sea these days). Most people would stop after these two steps: 1) Change is a PAIN. 2) Help people cope.
As humans, we need stability, but we equally need stimulation. The change-is-a-pain activists ignore the other half. Did you return to the same vacation spot this year, as the year before? Did you go to the same restaurant last Friday as the Friday before? In tiny ways (like those just listed), we value stability. But, in much bigger ways (new hobby, new job, new property), we also thirst for change.
Don’t treat change with kid gloves. Do realize that change is as normal as breathing, and that we need lots of it.
column by DONALD KIRKLAND
BIO: Donald Kirkland (AU 1803 AB 158) is a third generation Floridian, from Medulla (South Lakeland) and admitted “Florida Cracker.” He has worked at Higgenbotham Auctioneers since 1993. Donald enjoys the agriculture community spirit, 4-H, FHA, FFA. Donald is a certified and licensed auctioneer and real estate associate.
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