Challenge is … aspiring to new Goals & Objectives, new Horizons and new Opportunities. People often speak of “the Challenge of the ‘Eighties” wherein we have to be innovative, creative, adaptable, flexible and competitive, (to mention only I few). I believe the real challenge is accepting and coping with “Change”. There is an axiom that says “there are two things we can count on in life – Death & Taxes”, but I have found there are three: Death, Taxes & Change. The problem with change is not change itself but how quickly it happens and how we react to it. The history if mankind is divided into chapters of change: agriculture, the industrial revolution, and now the “information revolution”. It seems the wheels of change turn faster as time goes on. Our clients are more knowledgeable and more demanding than ever before with respect to the services they desire. Our Challenge today is to develop and promote new and innovative products and approaches to meet the ever – changing needs and requirements of our customers.
How do you react to change? (Do you accept the Challenge of Change?)
Change can cause anxiety, frustration, uncertainty, some –times a defensive reaction or a “wait and see” attitude because what is coming is the “unknown”. We are all creatures of habit and therefore resist change, but without change we would stagnate. Change is necessary for growth, development and improvement. We should be continually developing our skills and building relationships which will prepare us for the demands placed on us by this very competitive market place. We learn from our experiences in the past, we try to project the future, but it is what we do “NOW” that counts for future results. We review our Key Results Areas and we develop a Strategy and Action Plan in order to achieve our new Goals & Objectives. The Challenge of Change gives us the opportunity to rededicate and to re-commit ourselves on a regular basis. The measure of our success is in the direct relationship to our acceptance of change and how well we plan and organize our time and actions. Accept the challenges of today with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE and strive for the excitement of living because how we think affects how we feel and how we feel affects how we act and react.
IT’S UP TO US, TO WORK TOGETHER FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.
- God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
- The problem with opportunity is that it comes disguised as hard work.
- There is rarely any way to make people like change. You can only make them feel less threatened by it.
- Interesting to note, the harder I work, the luckier I get.
T.R. (Tom) Merrick
RE/MAX Ultimate Realty Inc., Brokerage