Patiently Driven

Now is the best time to make needed changes and improvements. The drive to improve can be powerful, yet it can also lead us down the wrong path for change. It is correct to say that now is the time to start making changes and improvements. The part that we fail to recognize is that our best results will occur if we can give the process adequate time. If we are to address the root of the problem, change a culture, rework a process or reinvent the solution, it will take time to turn the ship completely. Large-scale change comes from constant small steps and consistency over time.

Methodical and systematic change leads to sustainable change, while sharp changes in direction often lead to unforeseen consequences. Changes made too fast or without adequate vision can result in consequences that create more changes, which can then lead to instability.

Start small, build momentum, and enjoy the sustainable change. If you want result now, plow your way through and demand it immediately. You may also want to cross your fingers and hope for the best. But if you want lasting results, you may need to take it slowly and methodically.

Be patient. You can get to ‘good’ quickly, or you can get to ‘great’ if you give it time.

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Deschutes River ripple effect 

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