Why Change Is Like a Slinky

1. You have to take it out of the box to have fun with it.

2. It comes in many styles and colors.

3. Somebody has to launch it on its way.

4. The course it takes once it begins is entirely unpredictable.

5. It routinely gets stuck halfway down the stairs and has to be relaunched. Repeat as necessary.

6. It is messy, noisy, and chaotic.

7. Before it is launched, it has stored potential energy. When launched, that energy force becomes kinetic energy.

8. You really don't control it once it begins its journey.

9. It rarely lands where you predict.


3 Irrefutable Catalysts

"When it comes to change, there are three seasons of timing: People change when they hurt enough that they have to, when they learn enough that they want to, and when they receive enough that they are able to."

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From Issue:Winter 2005: Creativity
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