Monday, June 23rd, 2014
ONE PERSON CHANGES, EVERYONE CHANGES
Allowing someone to change (and being nice about it) is trickier than it seems
Especially for the better.
We can nag,cajole,beg and threaten a loved one to change
Sometimes for years.
Then when he or she does begin to shift in the very direction wanted, there can be backlash:
Like–why didn’t you do this sooner when it really counted?
(The too little to late syndrome)
Like–whoa, I kind of liked being one up-superior
(Now the playing field is more level)
Like–why is this person getting so many kudos?
(I’ve been “good” all along)
One person’s change triggers change for everyone
That’s the power of an individual