“You can’t change that, I should know I’ve been trying for years”.
Not an uncommon statement, but my response is “REALLY?”
One thing that I have noticed is that most things seem to change, some for the better and some for the worse, so why would anyone think that something can’t be changed?
Recently I heard Bob Katter on Q&A say that there is no hope for agriculture in Australia, and he should know…
Which led me to wonder, how many people think that because they have tried one thing to create change for a long time, that change is therefore unachievable?
Perhaps we could instead reflect…
- if you’ve only tried one way to change things then perhaps IT is not the right approach, TRY ANOTHER ONE
- if you’ve tried multiple approaches to change things, then perhaps YOU are not the one to create that change, GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET SOMEONE ELSE TRY
- if many diverse approaches have been tried by many different people then perhaps NOW is not the time, WAIT FOR ANOTHER TIME and then try again
If multiple approaches by multiple people over changing periods of time have been tried, then perhaps you can surmise that IT CANNOT BE CHANGED (but only as a last resort)!