September is a month of change: school is back in session, the days become noticeably shorter and the weather a little cooler, the leaves begin to turn colors as summer gives way to autumn.
Meanwhile, macro trends and historical norms are being upended around the globe, including in health, climate, law, politics, finance and technology, among others.
All these things occur whether we want them to or not.
In his bestselling book, Who Moved My Cheese, author Spencer Johnson introduces us to four characters who each react differently to their changing environment.
Among the many lessons in this timeless, light-hearted classic (a worthwhile read if you haven’t already), we learn that change is indeed inevitable, and that we all have the power to choose how to respond.
For those willing to embrace change with curiosity and courage, opportunities abound: to challenge, educate, enhance, resolve, rethink, retool, revise.
When faced with a constantly shifting “maze” in business and life, you too can find new “cheese” by choosing a path of growth; that is, by visualizing a different future and overcoming your fear of the uncertainty that lies ahead.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is option.” – John C. Maxwell