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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ready for change?

Like the saying goes, “The only thing constant in life is change.”* This year, I attended a course where the speaker talked about how many of us just keep doing the same old things in the same old ways without realizing that we're doing more than we need to and that we can do things better if we just accept and adapt to the change.

One example that comes to mind is how some older people just refuse to become computer literate. Well, we need to realise that things are changing so much. I got an email that puts this in perspective... it said:
"This is how our children/grandchildren may end up learning the alphabets..."

A - ; B- ; C - Chatting ; D - ;  E - Email;
F - Facebook; G - 
H - Hotmail;   I - i-Tunes ; J -
K - Kapersky ; L - Laptop ;  M - Microsoft
N- Nintendo ; O- Outlook ;  P - 
Q - Quicktime ; R - ; S - Skype 
T - Twitter ;  U- USB ;  V - Vista ;
W - ; X - XP ; Y- ;
Z -

Whoever came up with these is so correct - and current obviously. There are some of these "tech-abets" I've never heard of. After I read this, I sent it out to a few people and said: "you might as well learn how to spell and use these" and the reason is simple: 
so you can ('cos you must) remain connected with the younger generation in a way that you can make a positive impact in their lives.
Someone wrote back and said "This isn't bad, after all 'A' still stands dignified - either for Macintosh or Gala apple." There is definitely some comfort in seeing the familiar...we also need to get to that place where we are as comfortable with change as with the familiar.

Tomorrow, a new year starts...are you ready for the changes that will come with the year and the changes you need to make to fully embrace changes? Remember, change is a good thing even if it is not pleasant. You can make any change work in your favour. The Lord has promised that His mercies are new every morning - to help us succeed in spite of change.  
So get ready for change...get ready for the "new"...
we have 3 days to go before we step out of the old into new...

*François de la Rochefoucauld

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