Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. – Chinese proverb
Profound growth requires transformational changes that take time. Although we all have experienced the sudden “a ha!” moment in which the solutions to our problems miraculously appeared, we often forget the conscious and unconscious wrestling, weighing and assessing that preceded these moments of “sudden” illumination and transformation. Just like you can’t eat an elephant in one bite, you can’t transform yourself or your business in one quarter. Identify and embrace the small changes that lead to transformational growth over time. Celebrate the small wins. Slow growth is still movement forward, while standing still is an illusion that camouflages deterioration.
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Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout through the B-DOC Model. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, keynote speaker, author, blogger, business coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action” by watching her TEDx Talk on YouTube. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.