Responsibility for change

In this article, let’s talk about the responsibility for change. Whose responsibility is it to create change in our lives? Whose responsibility is it to get value from the things that we do or buy? I appreciate the vendor should make sure it is fit for purpose. For the purpose of this article, let’s assume that the product or service you buy is 100% fit for purpose. Getting value from that then, falls on us as individuals.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Responsibility for change

Responsibility for change

Training in itself does not create change.

It is interesting how sometimes people go to training and they take the most awesome notes. They make colour charts, underline keywords, draw mind maps and create notes that any PhD would be proud of. Then, when they get back home, they take those notes and they put them on the dusty note shelf. Next to all the other notes they took of courses gone by. Courses where they had every intention to take some form of action, but it seems life just got in the way and things slipped. On the other hand, the next person who did the same course, actually took those skills they learnt and created wonderful change in their life. The responsibility for change lies with the person who wants the change.

We have created a free coaching course that you can take. The course is simply an introduction and yet can help you tremendously if you follow the exercises. The course is simply a course. It is neither good, nor bad. It is what you do with it that matters.

The product is only as good as you make it.

Let’s imagine that 2 people buy the exact same type and model of car. One person drives their car every single day. Taking it camping, towing the boat and Jet Ski’s, going on family holiday etc. While the second person only drives the car to church and back each Sunday and then parks it in the garage until next Sunday.

Five years later, when the day comes to trade the car in for a new model, the first person is all too happy to buy the new version of the vehicle. Whilst our second person does not believe it is worth buying a car of that price and size. They found that the car was simply a waste of resources as they got very little use from it.

Let me ask you a question, “Who’s responsibility was it to get value from the car?” The owner of the car of course. The car has got the potential to use it either way, but to get what we need from it, we need to use it. Similarly, somebody who says, I once did that course, but I never did anything with it. Whose responsibility is it to make the most of the new skills they had learnt?

Responsibility for change lies with us.

This is a very important consideration in creating value and change from anything we do or learn. The product is merely the product. The course is only information. It is what we do with it that is important. When you say that you are going to take certain actions to achieve your goals, then nothing happens until you physically take the actions to go and achieve it.

“A goal without action is simply a dream.”

Are you ready to start taking action towards your dreams? Please feel free to reach out, we are always happy to help. Remember the responsibility for change lies with you.
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