We have all seen it. People are capable of drastically changing their lives, organizations can go through transformations, change their way of thinking and operating. Most of the time we just get to see the end result of change to admire. We notice the change in the person or in the organization. We get to see the before and after, but very little of what happened in between.
Other times we get to know them blissfully ignorant of the changes they have gone through before we encountered them and only get to see the “after”.
We are not aware of what it took them to change. Only when we stand at the crossroads ourselves, we realize the responsibility we have for our future and what we need to give up to see the change through. That is when we are struck by what it really takes to make change happen for the better and can appreciate what others have gone through.
Whatever it takes, the most important factor is to believe in yourself and a positive outcome of change. Develop and change to win -visualize the butterfly. Aponi2b
Here how others describe very elegantly what it takes to change and give courage:
"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~ Trina Paulus
"The butterfly can help you see that exiting the cocoon suddenly opens a new door, that there is power in trust and vulnerability. No more than you does a butterfly know whether it can fly, but it opens its wings in perfect confidence, and discovers that their delicacy allows its graceful flight, its dance in the air. When we understand that transformation can be as natural as breathing, when we take ourselves lightly, when we trust in our own untried wings to support us, we learn the message of the butterfly, life itself is a joyous dance" ~ Ina Woolcott
Here how Mateusz M. puts it for motivation: