The old saying that we all have heard most of our lives is that
“The only things that we can count on happening are death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin
I take issue with that declaration by adding one other component of our journey and that would be
“the inevitability that change will occur.” If not now… be patient, it is on the way.
“In preparing for change, it takes a readiness to accept the expected as well as the unexpected. Here, lies the true challenge.” – Wayne Messmer
Does Everything Happen for a Reason?
There is a school of thought that the sequence of events that occurs in our lives is all carefully laid out for us like a row of dominos waiting for the initial energy to start the chain reaction. I discovered that change has a way of sneaking up on you, just like old age. Our best-laid plans are often swept right out from under us, just as we least expect it. Trying to find a reason is often a frustrating chasing of the tail.
Think of Change as an Opportunity for Improvement
Have you ever been blindsided? Too often, change in job status or in a life situation proves to be crippling, particularly if we get blindsided by it. At times in my life, when the unexpected jumps in front of me, I imagine sitting in a rowboat surrounded by water without oars.
We constantly have the opportunity to prepare for the “what-ifs” in our life. As I share from the stage, it often feels like we “place land mines in our own back yard.” When I was blindsided in ’94 with a bullet to the neck (my land mine), one of the greatest lessons I learned was that I had to open myself up to the possibilities of change.
New perspectives to adapt to sudden change, no matter the circumstance,
Inspiration to face the unexpected with great resilience to persevere,
And motivation to embrace the change by instilling “The Spirit of a Champion.”
Wayne Messmer is a master storyteller who engages audiences with a balanced mixture of wit, humor, music, experience and inspiration. Drawing from a storied career as a certified speaking professional, singer, broadcaster, author, actor, and businessman, Messmer delivers a timeless message of resilience, perseverance, adaptability and hope for all audience types. You will be changed by Wayne when join his journey on stage, and in blogs,books and music. Watch Video.Book Now.