The other night I attended the COSE Annual Meeting at the House of Blues. It was a wonderful evening where I was fortunate to see many associates and meet some terrific people. One of the people I met was Dave Nedrich from the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce.
During the conversation he said something that so struck me I wrote it on a napkin and asked him if I could quote him. Here's what he said - "Change doesn't happen real fast if you want change to stay."
Significantly true and yet not well understood. For significant change to happen you have to be in it for the long haul. You have to be prepared to ride it out because change takes time. And since real change is hard to not only achieve but maintain you have to be willing to work it every day and give it the energy and attention it needs.
So when you decide it's time for a change, don't expect that change to happen overnight. Buckle in and get set for a journey.
What do you think? Can you think of example of real, solid change and whether the process was long or short?