Whilst on my travels this week, I spotted this slogan on an advertising poster:
Change is of course good, and transformation…well, if you can achieve that, then you’re definitely on to something. The only question is how?
So whether it is the radical transformation that English football desperately needs to slowly recover from the poison of greed, otherwise known as the love of money, or the transformation you hunger for in your own personal life, don’t be afraid to aim for it.
Change is of course, good. Because it is the means to the end we all want. Transformation will never happen however, unless you are prepared to pay a price somewhere, somehow, and eventually enjoy the benefit and blessing that is… transformation.
Thankfully, I have some people in my life who pull me up when I don’t speak as graciously as I could have done. Or when I insist on doing something a certain way, and for what? Just because I want to do it that way?
Because I don’t like the alternative. But perhaps the alternative way, whilst more painful in the short term; (a dagger to my pride, or a scalpel to my inherent, hopefully minor, male autism – I have a theory that ALL men have some form of autism – the trick is to deal with it and/or give it no sway!) in the long term, I will begin to change those things about me that I may be happy to live with but make me significantly less likely to make others a bit happier in this world.
And so, eventually, hopefully, so long as I keep moving – however slowly – in the right direction, transformation will come, and reveal itself not only to me but also to those around me.
Why don’t we all experience true transformation then?
Perhaps because too many of us are happy enough to stay the way we are.
And a few of us don’t even realise things could be so much better than they currently are.