25 July 2006


"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." Arnold Bennett

Although everyone unwillingly accepts that the only constant is change, nobody really willingly accepts change. It is useless and meaningless trying to escape from change, because change is simply inevitable. Everything just keeps changing, and it won't stop changing until the judgment day, or the deadline. Change is about progress. The direction can be forward or backward, but there is always a movement involved.

It is easier to accept if the change is for the better. It is just a matter of time and adaptability. If the change is for the worse, then nobody will accept but resist. Although time heals, it won't heal all. Why should one have to accept something worse than before?

The best way for managing change is to set zero expectation and have non-zero flexibility. Although positive experience is achieved when value of actual deliverable exceeds that of expected, zero expecation guarantees expectations will always be met. Flexibility facilitates change of expectations, which then makes zero expectation possible.

Treat change as tide: live with it but never against. After all, all changes come from the same origin, and that origin is attitude.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

Good luck!

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