Sunday, March 05, 2017

The "definition of done" for life...

...would be a scary thing, wouldn’t it?

Yet people often ask me “When will we be done with the change?” or “When will our working agreements (sometimes also called processes) be finished?”

But that’s just the thing. In an ever changing world neither working agreements nor processes nor environments can ever be finished. In our lives we don’t try to get to the finish – I, for one, actively try to avoid that for as long as possible. Most of us just have a life. One that is well suited to whatever the environment throws at us.

For me the question is not “When will the change be over?” but “which change do we need right now?”.

till next time
  Michael Mahlberg

P.S. It’s not the finish it’s the journey. Or, to quote somebody else:

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out and loudly proclaiming -- WOW-- What a Ride!
~ Paraphrased after Bill McKenna, professional motorcycle racer

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