Recently, I’ve been reading a book for work. It’s called Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream by Steve Van Remortel. It’s not really about trying to ban vanilla ice cream from the supermarket shelves. I mean, really, who would want that?! It’s about differentiating your company through strategy and talent development.
So, to be clear, the reason I’m reading it is because I have to for work. But, I do not have to write a post about it for work. Haven’t been asked to. Not being paid to. And, actually, this post isn’t really about the book. But in the spirit of full disclosure, I wanted to share that.
Now, on to my point.
As I read the book, I’m finding tidbits that pertain to family, household, personal life–not just the business world.
I read this sentence:
“If nothing ever changes…nothing will ever change.”
Think on that for a minute.
If nothing ever changes…nothing will ever change.
If I don’t ever change the way I eat, if I don’t change the way I exercise (or the fact that I don’t)…I will never lose weight or be fit.
If I don’t ever change my messy habits…I will never have a neat house.
If I don’t ever change the way I manage money…I will never have more savings.
If I don’t ever spend more time in prayer and Bible study…I will never have a closer relationship to God.
The list goes on!
What can you insert into the blanks?
If I don’t ever change _______________…I will never_______________.
My take away is this: if there’s something in my life that I’m not satisfied with, how can I expect it to improve if I don’t take action and initiate the change?