Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Monday, June 17, 2002
Charge and Change It
Have you ever heard anyone say, "Someone should do
something about that?" It is easy to think that someone
else should take care of something, but the truth is more
than likely no one will, except you. Instead of waiting
for the mysterious someone to do something about it, become
that someone. If you see something that needs to be changed
or you are not happy with a situation or process, take charge
and change it.
The only way that change is going to happen is if we take
charge and create the change we seek. I am not saying this
is an easy process, change usually isn't. But, sitting back
waiting for someone to do something isn't going to get us
anywhere or anything. We can sit back and complain forever
or you can make a difference by doing something about it.
I had a situation where someone I was managing thought
that someone else was taking care of a problem. Instead
of taking responsibility for their part of the process,
they blamed someone else for not taking the initiative to
fix the problem. Blame is never going to get us what we
want and usually keeps us stuck. As long as we are spending
time blaming, we are not focusing on resolving the problem.
Taking responsibility for what is in our control and the
choices we make is a more powerful place to come from. If
we take responsibility, we create opportunities. Blame keeps
us stuck. Responsibility frees our energy to focus on what
is most important which is moving forward and creating change.
Don't waste your time blaming others. Take charge and change
it. As long as we are focusing on who to blame and what
went wrong, we cannot focus on how to change the situation
and make it better. Don't wait for somebody to fix it. Become
the someone that makes the difference and creates change.
Are you ready to take charge and change it?
Take Charge + Taking
Responsibility = Creating Change
"Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn't
about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants
to keep creating they have to be about change." Miles
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to
mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly." Henri