A friend of mine once sat and got into an interesting discussion around email.
To set the stage; I must admit, I’m a big fan of Gmail because of the functionality it offers and how it integrates seamlessly into all the other things I do online including, Calendar, Photos, Search, YouTube, e.t.c.
This friend of mine uses Yahoo Mail, and after discussing the pros and cons of each, we came to a unanimous agreement that Gmail was better and offered way more functionalities. Then, I asked why she hadn’t switched over to using Gmail yet.
In her response, she explained that switching to Gmail was hard, and that she was already comfortable using Yahoo Mail. Why go through the hard work of making the switch.
Situations like this are very important because they remind me clearly that change is hard. It’s never easy. But it’s necessary.
This friend of mine stays stuck with a tool and product that offers less functionality, simply because the process of changing is hard.
Imagine the lost hours and productivity to come her way, simply because she can’t get her self to change.
Tip: People love the status-quo. As a result, the status-quo is persistent and resistant. But in order to move forward, we must face our fears and embrace change.
Without change, we would still be living like cave men, roaming around naked on the plains of Africa.
Or, we would still be riding around pulling horses and wagons, instead of the auto mobile we have today.
It might be hard, but in order to move forward, in order to grow and get better, we must readily and whole-heartedly embrace change each an every single day.
After all, the only thing that is constant in life is change.