I actually posted this awhile back but I caught an episode of Shark Tank and I had to find it to reblog.
They say change is good. Perhaps it is, in the long run. But in the short-term, it is just plain scary, primarily because it forces us into the unknown. Always daunting. Change can be exciting but nerve-wracking at the same time. It can force us into positions where we need to take risks we were never before ready to face. Comfort zones are eliminated, and new challenges may arise.
A few months ago, a friend and I went to see Barbara Corcoran speak at a local college. She arrived an hour and a half LATE but I forgave her because her presentation was pretty entertaining and she left me with a quote I continue to use because it is SO TRUE – PERCEPTION BECOMES REALITY.
Early on in her career, before she became a real estate mogul, Barbara had a business partner/boyfriend who loaned her money to start a real estate business. Long story short, he hooked up with the office secretary (also her best friend) and broke Barbara’s heart. After some time went by, the couple unceremoniously announced that they were getting married. Poor Barbara became the third wheel and finally decided that she needed to go out on her own. Her ex told her she’d never be able to make it without him. HA! Who’s laughing now, Ramone Simone???
Anyway, back to my point…
She did go out on her own…and for anyone who watches Shark Tank, you know that she is a monumental success in her field and a millionaire over and over. Change, though unwelcome at first, forced her into this place. It backed her up against a wall and made her choose her next move, a highly lucrative one as it turned out.
Wrestling with change does not always yield such profitable results, but entrepreneurial spirit welcomes the prospect of an alternate reality – not like in Star Trek; I’m talking about a clean slate and a brand-new plan of action. Who says you can’t end up like Barbara???