A few years ago while speaking to someone, I used the phrase, a person’s viewpoint can “turn on a dime.” It was the first time this phrase was heard by the person I was speaking to. This idiom means that change can happen very quickly as a reaction to an event, whether inside ourselves or from one of our senses. For many of us, we know that we change everyday, simply because we are one day older. We are able to change lanes while driving because we were initially trained to do so and we develop experience to safely do so. We are able to change our appearance quickly with a new haircut, a new pair of glasses or a new style of clothing. Yet, to change a behavior, to move from the mid, mean or middle is not an easy task.
Perhaps we need to remind ourselves that we don’t have to move from the mid, mean or middle (which is in the center or between two opposite sides). It is a good place to be because it allows for an understanding of what is above or below you. Why does your opinion differs from the first comment or the last comment in a meeting. . . or why caution may be necessary as opposed to rushing to judgment or ignoring that a problem exists.
Opportunities are available to us. We may have to create an opportunity or one may fall unexpectedly in our lap. What opportunities have you noticed over the past few weeks of January, that you wished you had taken? Was the opportunity what you wanted? Or is your mid, mean or middle position keeping you happy in your career? As you think about a difficulty that presents an opportunity now or tomorrow, Choose Who You Want to be Known As.
Keep warm and safe on this day, my WordPress 2nd Anniversary. Thanks for your time in reading my Blog.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coach and Change Agent