JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: April 2009

If The Only Thing That Hasn't Changed is You, Then You Have a Problem

 Take a good long look at the world around you and then think back to what it was 10 years ago. There are probably very few things if any, that time has not touched in one way or another. Change is an inevitable force that can not and will not be wished away by an effort to remain the same, and in the end why would you? Adaptation and the ability to evolve as a person or a business is crucial to survival in both life and business.

 I completely understand the desire to complain about and fight a change that you never really chose, but in the end you will save yourself time and heartache by simply accepting what has occurred. We must adapt to our surrounding and like it or not our surroundings are constantly changing. Fighting change is comparable to trying to avoid breathing, you can delay it, but you can't stop it. One way or another, necessity will catch up with you.

 Take our current market and the need for creativity and increased effort to survive. Those that have remained flexible and have compiled the ability to adapt have managed to make it through, or at least have managed to give themselves a greater opportunity to do so. It's all about rolling with the punches and swinging back when you get the chance. And nothing in this world will give you a greater chance than change. If what you're doing doesn't work, then you need to change what you are doing plain and simple.

 Take the recent changes that were made in social media. Facebook put people in an uproar when they made changes to their site. Active Rain went through the same since of backlash from users when they changed to a pay format for public posts and made additions to the site. In the end people were too wrapped up in their comfort zones to even consider that any and all of these changes could be for the best. I seriously doubt that any of the changes to either network were made in an effort to anger users, but they were a form of adapting. That's the name of the game, adapt to survive.

 So take that long look around at your life and your business. If you look close enough at it all, then I promise you that virtually everything has changed, that's just a part of life. If you take that long look and you realize that you are the only thing that hasn't changed, you have a problem. You are being left behind by those that are willing to go with the flow instead of making a concentrated effort to fight against the current. In the end, you are only fighting yourself, and either way you lose.

 

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JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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