I’m enjoying Deep Change; trying to read it slowly. I like its emphasis on organizational change springing out of deep individual change – inside-out and deep rather than external and incremental. This quote made me think this morning:
Each of us has the potential to change the world. Because the price of change is so high, we seldom take on the challenge. Our fears blind us to the possibilities of excellence – and yet another formidable insight. This insight concerns the price of not making deep change. That price is the price of slow death, a meaningless and frustrating experience enmeshed in fear, anger, and helplessness, while moving surely toward what is most feared.
Our two choices are “slow death” or “traveling naked into the land of uncertainty.” All of a sudden the second option, and the change that goes along with it, sounds very inviting.