Yes - change, while tough at times, can be a good and invigorating thing.
As part of the change opportunity discussion, we had an opportunity to hear from U.S. Olympian Johnny Quinn (of Sochi Olympics fame). His message to us was fantastic - stay prepared, stay focused and be ready to move.
Honestly, his advice was great regardless of whether you're in an organization that's going through change, or you're in midst of some sort of personal transition, or you're training for a fitness goal - and I'm paraphrasing his advice below:
- Be a learner
- Be intentional
Self-imposed life stagnancy will limit your growth.
The thing about stagnancy, though, is that it can catch us by surprise. We get so busy living, working, doing that we forget to pause and consider our intentions, goals and dreams.
You don't have to be an Olympian to think like one. You just need to be willing to continue thinking instead of living on autopilot.
[ For more information on Johnny and his Think Like an Olympian approach, visit his website at www.JohnnyQuinnUSA.com. ]