Break a Few Eggs

There is a saying that sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette. Do you dare to be daring? Do you ever come to the realization that sometimes things just need to be shaken up a bit?

When you think about the people in our history that have given the most to the advancement of the human race, how many of them have just gone with the flow? The greatest individual contributions come from identifying something beyond the status quo and pursuing it. We don’t speak the name of Thomas Edison today because he just accepted things for how they were. Though peaceful and non-violent, we don’t remember Mahatma Gandhi for just taking the social norm in stride. We remember these people because they dared to solicit change.

Most if not all of us will not be able achieve the same level of impact on our world as people like his, though I would wish for no less for any of you. But in smaller scale, how much do we apply the same type of thinking in our daily lives? Do you just accept things as they are and take it as it comes, or when you see the opportunity to try to create something better do you jump at the chance?

It takes guts and fortitude to try to change things. It’s not an easy chore to be able to verbalize that things just aren’t working and something is broken. Yet at the same time how do we ever improve without changes? Change has been and will continue to be a natural part of the evolution of our society. We don’t do business like we did hundreds of years ago. We don’t continue to only learn the same lessons that others learned centuries ago. We’ve grown and we’ve continued to learn. We’ve invented, we’ve developed, and we’ve discovered.

Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to accept things how they are. By questioning, discussing, and revising we become better and progress. The key is the acceptance that at times we will run into people that refuse to accept change. Do not let this discourage you. Every new idea faces its critics. The truth and the right way will generally find its path. After all, I don’t believe the world is flat or that the sun revolves around the Earth.

The key to change is knowing how to start. Know that it is ok to disagree with something or someone. Without this, everything stays the same. Gandhi once said that “healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.” Be educated and think through those things you wish to change. Then build a plan for betterment. Power yourself with knowledge and conviction. This is your first step toward being an agent of change.

~ by bfmooz on October 16, 2011.

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