My Mantra

The only thing constant is change...

Life changes every day for every person in some way. We expect the seasons to change, children to grow taller, birthdays to keep piling on, strawberries in June and the crisp smell of fall in October … we expect to grow older … to watch children marry, to retire from our jobs and play with our grandchildren. We even recognize that sickness and death are expected events in our lives.

We all face changes every day – whether it is a simple change of the weather, our schedule or how we look at the world. We each deal with change in a different way. Change affects each of us differently. For the most part, we are generally left to deal with the daily ebb and flow of life and are contented with the small changes we see and make every day.

We must imbibe change and always be ready for the same. In business context, enterprises must constantly change to survive tomorrow’s onslaught of newer business models, professionals must change their role and styles to stay agile and active in face of competition from youth many decades their junior. In personal life, relationships change and need to be reinvigorated and recalibrated to sustain.

In my life, I have learnt and believe that how one copes with change in professional and personal life defines who happy one is in the here and now. Holding onto past memories and performances is good for nostalgia but shows lack of readiness and accepting the present and being prepared for the future. And one needs to constantly change and imbibe heartily the changing environment and circumstances.