Change Part 3 Why the pain is worth it

People will only change when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.                                                              Ed Stetzer

Let me get back to my TV story, from part 1 of this series.  Being very melodramatic let me say that there was pain involved in getting rid of the old TV.  It is like it had become part of us.  But we finally did it and bought a wide-screen TV(a small one, not plasma or flat panel, we are not rich).  And one Sunday afternoon I realized the pain of learning a new controller and setting up a new TV was worth it.  I watched a football game on our new wide-screen TV and all the pain went away.  I could see most of the field and the players it was incredible.  I can’t believe I was missing this all this time.  If I had known how great it was, I would have changed earlier. Continue reading

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Change Part 2 Why I love change and how you can to

I can freely admit that I love change.  I grew up in a house where we would move the living room furniture around 2-4 times a year.  Sometimes we moved it out of necessity; while other times we moved it just for something different.  I love change.

Living in a smaller community, my wife and I have limited restaurant options, so we frequent the same places often.  Most of the time I could order for my wife, because she hates change, therefore when she finds something she likes, she sticks with it.  I on the otherhand will try new things often.  I love change. Continue reading

Change Part. 1 Why we don’t like it.

Until about a year and a half ago my wife and I watched TV on a television set she owned in middle school.  The TV was extremely small, only about half the remote buttons worked, and the back of the remote was lost forcing us to use duct tape to hold the circuit on.  For two Christmas’s we promised each other that we would not buy each other gifts so that we could spend the money on a new TV never going out to buy one.  You ask why?

Well we had the time, opportunity, and money but we just didn’t.  Maybe it is that we truly loved that old TV so much that we could not part with it even though it had out lived its worth.  Now that old TV had not failed my wife when she first bought it but years later it was starting to show its age.  Maybe we were scared, because with a new TV comes the aggravation of setting up(all those wires) and learning how to use a new remote control(all those buttons). Continue reading