Perhaps an effective way to measure how much
you have learned in the past year is to count
the number of times you have changed your mind.
People who never change their mind worry me.
Chronically confident people terrify me.
Let’s get this straight: I suck at change as much as you do! I don’t like it, I don’t care for it. As a matter of fact, we all hate it! Find somebody that loves “Change” and suggest for just a moment that they do something like last time and see what happens.
Change is inevitable. God prepped us for change through the seasons, through growth and maturity. All about us, we see change. Even the rock that looks permanent changes, e.g., the Grand Canyon. Why are we so surprised when it the winds and waters of life and spirit call us to change and force us to change? We literally, act surprised even though we know some day, some time, some way, we are going to change.
Change is growth. Growth is change. If you are a learner, you’re going to open yourself up to change. Unless you’re simply reading and reviewing items that support your already formed opinion. James Shelley’s challenge to ask a simple question: How many times have you changed your mind? Begs us to be honest with ourselves and determine if we’re really
learning growing at all.
Change is life. Scientific thought suggests that your body is at most 7-10 years old! Your old, dead cells disappear; new, live cells emerge and sustain life. Without change, even at the molecular level, we die. I choose life.