(This is first ever guest post on the LeadToday blog. The writer is incredibly well-known and has been around literally forever. This writer has touched the lives of every single human being who has ever lived. They have truly seen it all. Everything this writer does makes a difference, whether or not the difference is a positive one or not is often determined by you. I am really honored they they have agreed to write for my blog; I think it’s about time they were allowed the opportunity to speak their mind.)
You have two choices where I’m concerned; you can invite me in or I’ll simply bust down your door and let myself in but one way or another I’m coming into your life. Many people have tried to stop me but I’ve never been stopped, I cannot be stopped, I will never be stopped.
Before I go any further I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Change. While we may have never been formally introduced I’ve been present your entire life. I’ve been your best friend and your worst enemy but in either case it was you who decided which one would I be.
Every good thing that’s ever happened to you happened because of me. I suppose I’ve had a hand in some bad parts of your life too but you let me do it.
The truth is I’m not good or bad, I just am. It’s what YOU do with me that will determine the positive or negative impact I have on your life.
I always try to do what I’m told. But if I’m not given direction I just do my own thing, once in a while it works out but I must admit that’s not very often. Given the fact that I follow direction so well I’m always surprised when you don’t give me any. If I were you I’d be the boss of me, that much is absolutely certain.
I take great offense when you tell people that you hate me. Why would you possibly hate me? Every improvement you’ve ever made was made with my help. Every new thing you’ve ever tried you tried because of me. You should love me.
You most certainly shouldn’t blame me when you don’t make a plan for how to use me to your benefit. Yes, I said use me for your benefit. I’m perfectly willing to let that happen, I even want that to happen.
I can’t promise you a better life, I can just promise you the opportunity to have one. It all depends on what you do with me when I’m hanging around.
I knew a guy a while back, his name was Winston. He said I was always good so long as I was heading in the right direction. I guess I’d agree with that but I wish he would have added that it’s you, not me who determines my direction in your life.
When I say “I’m coming FOR you I mean just that. Let me work FOR you, if you don’t, you just might find me working against you.
7 thoughts on “I’m Coming for You”
Steve, I think this is simply ingenious. I plan on sharing it with my staff. I really enjoy reading your material.
Thanks Butch, I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Mr. Keating, This is awesome! I work for a municipal agency and would love to share this in the monthly newsletter that is shared with our sworn and non sworn employees along with city administrators and council members. Your thoughts?
Feel free, I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I would be honored if you shared it!
This article is as great as it is insightful Steve, thank you for writing 🙂
You’re very welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it.
You actually gave life to it and now Change seems to be someone living.