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By Klaus Döring

Change is the only constant, in life and in business. But change isn’t something to be overcome – instead, we should regard it as the catalyst for innovation, agility and organisational resilience.

When we embrace change, we are adaptable to new circumstances, situations, and people and lean into the opportunities they offer. Welcoming change with enthusiasm enables you to uncover opportunities for improvement and advancement.

“I have nothing to offer but blood, tears and sweat!” The former British statesman Sir Winstin L. Churchill (1874-1965) said this in 1940 – certainly in a very sad interrelation during World War II.

Blood, tears and sweat also are there because of changes and challenges in our daily life. Yes, how many times does our life challenge us to a duel? I am not talking about the provocative or defiant people around us who just love to block or eventually want to change our lives into negativism. These people just make “much ado about nothing” (thank you William Shakespeare for this quotation!). These people carry their curt and not-binding smile, but for a long time, these people didn’t try even a single step in the direction of changes and challenges.

The rest is silence. And allow me to quote Shakespeare again: “There are more things in heaven and earth. Horatio, then are dreamt of in your philosophy!”

Changes in life are always important and necessary. Let’s alter or make a difference; let’s put one thing for another; let’s shift, let’s quit one state for another, let’s take fresh clothing! 

Change is a transformation from the old to the new, from negative to positive, from ignorance to knowledge, from doubts and worries to understanding and awareness, from fear to faith, from death to growth, from sadness to happiness, from “I cannot” to ” I can”!

Nothing is permanent except a change. A change cannot be avoided, even if we close our eyes. A change can be only delayed. Let’s open  our eyes and take the challenge to be successful in life. Those who fail to change are history. We can’t always achieve new results using the old ways.

Burn the “Lock Fat” away – and maybe one day we awake one morning and find ourselves happy after experiencing times of blood, tears and sweat. 

Here is my favorite  quote that can inspire and motivate you to embrace change and adapt to new situations:  “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”  by Alan Watts. Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was an English writer, speaker, and self-styled “philosophical entertainer”.

Email: [email protected] or follow me on Facebook or Linkedin or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot.com or www.klausdoringsclassicalmusic.blogspot.com .

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