Posts Tagged ‘Change management’

As some of you will know, I’m a big football fan, so if I’m home and there’s football in the telly, you’ll find I usually watch it. Well as few days ago I was watching a match involving Manchester City, and part way through the second half they made a substitution, where they brought on Gabriel Jesus. When Jesus came onto the park, the commentator said, “Maybe Jesus can change the fortunes of City tonight”.

This caught my attention as it reminded that just as Manchester City hoped Gabriel Jesus could help change the fortunes of their team when they brought him onto the pitch, so we can change our fortunes if we accept Jesus Christ into our lives.

It’s Monday, so as we start another week, I urge you to remember that whatever you may have had to deal with last week, is now in the past, and this is now a new week. So whether we had a great week or a rotten week last week, be assured that this is a new week and so we have the opportunity to try again.

Make the most of your second chance, as that can make the difference between this new week being an OK week and a great week.

Are you trying to achieve big things?

No matter how big or small the changes you’re trying to make, there’s no point in trying to change lots of things at the same time. If you did that it would just cause chaos, and you wouldn’t know what worked and what didn’t.

So instead start by changing one small thing at a time, then another and another. Before you know it you’ll have made a huge different by making significant changes, one small step at a time.

As we go through life, we grow-up and realise our prioritise in life need to change. We change our thoughts and opinions of others. But all these things happen gradually over time, so that’s why it can feel as if nothing has changed around us, until we stop and look back at how things used to be.

Life does change us, and we can change life for ourselves and those around us too. So never think life is the same as it’s always been, because if we are living our lives we should be changing our lives.

I pray I’m changing my life to be more like Christ, how about you?

Can things ever really change?

Can we change?

Of course they can! It mayhem unlikely, and it may be difficult, but with God’s help things can change – we can change!

Nothing paralyses our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things. Outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we will be defeated; but if we see the possibilities in the problems, we can have victory. ~ Warren Wiersbe

Sometimes the people you want to be friends with, just aren’t the ones you’ll ever be friends with.

Sometimes the ones who want to be your friend when everyone ;gets you down, are the ones you least expected to be your friend.

That’s why there’s no point trying to force friendships to happen, because only when a friendship is right, will it work and real lasting friendships be formed.

When we’re asked a question, we can often give elaborate answers which really tell the questioner nothing. So for the following questions I’m looking for single word answers only :

  1. Is your public persona different from your private one?
  2. Are you afraid for the future?
  3. What is your biggest fear?
  4. Have you ever done something you really regret?
  5. If you could change one thing in your life right now, what would it be?

Whatever your answers, did you answer honestly or did you give the answers you think you should be giving?

If you didn’t answer honestly, can I suggest you try again, but this time be honest with yourself, because if you are, you might get an insight into the ares of your life you need to change.


Have a look back over your life and consider this

Will you look back on life and say, “I wish I had,” or “I’m glad I did”? ~ Zig Ziglar

Whether you ‘wish you had’ or ‘glad you did’, these two statements have one thing in common – It’s too late to change the past!

It may to too late to change the past, but it isn’t too late to change the future! Therefore don’t ever delay in doing something so long that you miss your opportunity. Grab chances when they arise, so that you never have any regrets – This way you can always look back and say “I’m glad I did”!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Crisps
  2. Check
  3. Boxerwords
  4. Job title
  5. Faithful
  6. Middle
  7. Step
  8. Stripe
  9. Microphone
  10. Water

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Salt and vinegar
  2. Cross
  3. Critical
  4. Change
  5. Forever
  6. DVD
  7. Count
  8. Black
  9. Singer
  10. Swim

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

We all like to be in control don’t we? However I’m just as sure that we’re all guilty of wanting and trying to be in control of things which really we have no chance of achieving.

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. ~ Steve Maraboli

We can be so much more effective if we choose to take control of the things we have some power over, so choose carefully what you take control of, otherwise you will be disappointed when you fail.

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