we get stuck in our ways. There is a reason for cliches like "You can't teach
an old dog new tricks."
So what do we do when change is suddenly thrust upon us?
Well, we have several choices.
Choice 1 - We can rebel. We can bitch and moan and complain and carry on
and, in general, make a big stink about it. We can talk about how it's not
fair and how it's "not the way things used to be." I recall hearing that from
a lot of my old friends these days...the ones who still long for the good old days.
Rebellion can take many forms. We can be outright defiant and try to make
things the way they used to be or we can decide that we're going to retreat
from society because we no longer want to be part of the new order. I have
a friend who hasn't gone out of his house in 10 years other than to go to work
because he doesn't like the way things are these days. It's sad to see a life
waste away like that.
Choice 2 - We can accept the change but do nothing to take advantage of it.
We acknowledge that it's here. We don't fight it. We don't really avoid it either.
But we look at it as a necessary evil instead of an opportunity to make something
good of it.
Choice 3 - We can look at what has changed and see how we can use these
changes to our advantage. In many cases, change is actually a good thing,
especially when technology is involved. Think back to when the Internet first
came out. Did you embrace it, or did you say, "This is stupid, it'll never catch on."
How we look at things can so influence our success in many areas. The fool will
look at the changes around him and moan about them, especially if they take him
outside of his comfort zone. The wise man will look to see how he can benefit
from them and how maybe he can even help others.
This new forum is a total mystery to me now. I don't know what new things we
can do with it and what old things we can no longer do. But I intend to find out.
I am going to go through every inch of this place and see what Allen has made
available to us. Hopefully, there are help menus and stuff. I saw something that
was embedded in another thread called a slide slow. I immediately started to get
some ideas. And that was just after 30 seconds of being here.
Yeah, we're not thrilled about losing all our posts, especially those of us who took
a lot of time to create them.
But look at it this way. This gives us the opportunity to recreate those posts here
and maybe even make them better.
Did you make a post about some tips on some form of promotion? Maybe you should
take a look at it and see how you can improve on it, especially if it's a post that
you made a year ago. The Internet changes so much, and Internet marketing itself
changes so much, that a post you made last month could already be outdated.
And the great part of this forum is, all of us are starting fresh. We each have a
chance to make our own mark on this place regardless of whether we've been
here for a year or a day. In case you haven't noticed, I don't see any starts next
to anybody's name. I think that's a good thing. We won't go judging people on
how many posts they have. Instead, we'll judge them by the character that they
bring to this forum and the assistance they give to those who need it.
Whether you know it or not, especially if you're one of the fortunate few who are
successful with your business, there are those here who really need our help. They
are struggling just to make a few bucks. I doubt they care if that help comes from
a 5 star Warrior or the guy who just happened to sign up who really DOES know
what he's doing because he's been in the trenches and has the battle scars to
show for it.
So here is your chance to make a difference to others or have a difference made in
your life. There are those who are here to help and in need of help.
It doesn't matter who YOU are.
Because we're all in this together.
That's the one thing that really HASN'T changed.