“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” ~ W. Edwards Deming
I have written about decision making, strategies for decision making, decision scenarios, puzzles that enhance the quality of decision making, decision fatigue, and decision paralysis. This post continues with the theme of making decisions, but it addresses one of the most difficult facts of decision making — sometimes decisions require change. Decisions may require changes that are out of your control, but there is also a possibility that the required change involves your attitude, beliefs, or actions.
The following video clip is from the movie “Joyful Noise.” My inclusion of the video is not an attempt to persuade you that one religion is better than another. Similarly, my choice to include the video is not a statement that only men may need to change. The fact is that I happened to find the clip during a YouTube search and I thought the clip was perfect for this post. If somebody sends me a short clip in English, I would gladly update this post with another clip.
How might change help you overcome decision paralysis? What might you need to change about yourself? How did your injury affect your willingness to change? How did your injury affect your ability to change? What is the most difficult part of personal change? What could you do to ensure your successful change? How can you help others who need to change? Why is it in your best interest to help others change? What is your strategy if change is necessary but not possible?
Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution, Queen Latifa, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, YouTube, and many others for providing the video used in this post.