Blogging A – Z Challenge
R is for Ready For A Change
Well, here is one of those phrases that can mean several different things depending on the context. It could be used in a manner like, “Herb showered, shaved and combed his hair and is ready for a change”or “Herb just walked two miles in pouring rain and being soaked to the skin is ready for a change” or “Herb is weary of how they are treating him and is ready for a change.”
Change is sometimes inevitable and can be astonishingly fun and exciting and dreadful and scary all at the same time. Sometimes we change willingly, having a goal or purpose or we are part of a group such as work, church, school, something like that, and have had our way of thinking converted to realize there is a better way to do things and we are going to change and I am on board with. Other times change is thrust upon us with no explanation of why or wherefore, only, “This is what you will change,” and you have no voice or say-so in the matter. This type of change is hardest to make because no one has even tried to persuade you or change your way of thinking, merely a “Thou-Shalt-Change-Or-Else” dictatorial method from people who seem to be in power over you.
Sometimes you have no power over changes like this, or think that you don’t, but there are times that come, times when micro-managerial dictators who have never said a nice thing about you or anything you have done just push you over the edge. You can only micro-manage me and treat me like a child for so long and because you believe that the world revolves around you and your organization that I have no choice in the matter. But I do. You do not have power over me. Not really. Only the power I give you.
And what If I decide to take that power back?