Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This Is What Reinvention Looks Like

It looks the way change does.

It's messy.
It requires determination.
It's never perfect.
It means standing in the face of fear.
It means taking the risk you might fail.
It means knowing not taking the risk is a bigger failure.
It means standing in your truth.
It means being willing to compromise as long as you keep moving forward.
It means believing in yourself and what you want to change.
It's uncomfortable.
It can be scary.
It forces you to silence all those people who don't like change, who say no, you're wrong. This isn't the right way to do it, or the time to do it.
It means standing up to those who would rather be right and see you fail, then see you succeed in doing something new and positive.
It requires tenacity and dedication.
It means not second guessing yourself.
It means knowing change is necessary, reinvention is part of the natural cycle of life, and standing still is only good if you're meditating.
It requires great faith in something or someone more powerful than yourself.
It means being willing to do the work.

One of the first things that President Obama said as Health Care Reform was passed Sunday night was that this is what change looks like. I agree. It looks like reinvention. It's never easy, it's never perfect but it's always good.

And yes, I'm happy it was passed.

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