There could be an unwillingness to change in all of us, and because of this unwillingness, we become inflexible. It’s said that some people seem to be so in love with the past that they cannot deal with the present.
I came across the following humorous story called “The Top Ten Strategies for dealing with a Dead Horse.”
- Buy a stronger whip.
- Change riders.
- Appoint a committee to study the horse.
- Appoint a team to revive the horse.
- Send out a memo declaring the horse isn’t really dead.
- Hire an expensive consultant to find “the real problem.”
- Harness several dead horses together for increased speed and efficiency.
- Rewrite the standard definition of a live horse.
- Declare the horse to be faster, better, and cheaper when dead.
- Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.
The moral of the story: When your horse is dead, for goodness sake, dismount! Change is a catalyst for growth; it gets us out of a rut, gives us a fresh start, helps us change direction, and brings opportunity, vitality, and excitement back into our lives!