Whenever our society is faced with any kind of change, we almost always over-estimate its impact on everything. So how do we keep change in perspective?

Imagine four doors.

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The first door (called ‘We Still Can’) has always been open. It represents all the things you were able to do before the change, and can still do after it. A list of such things would be very, very, long.

The second (‘We Still Can’t’) is locked, and always has been. It’s all the things you’ve never been able to do, and never will. (Another long list).  Between them, doors one and two represent a massive list of things are have not changed one bit.

The third (‘We Now Can’) once locked, is suddenly wide open. It stands for all the things you could never do which suddenly you can. These are the opportunities we need to grab, now, while the opportunity is still there.

The fourth and final door (‘We Now Can’t’) once open, is now locked. Behind it are the things we need to learn to let go of. Compared to the first two, this list is usually tiny.

Doors 1 and 2 prove that most things haven’t changed at all. Mourn the loss of whatever’s behind Door 4 if you need to, but don’t overdo it because the rest of us are already exploring the opportunities of Door 3.

Why not join us?

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Written by Jason Clarke

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Celebrated author, adventurer, gold medal Olympian and popular TV chef; Jason is none of these things. He is, however, one of the most sought-after creative minds in the country. As founder of Minds at Work, he’s helped people ‘think again’ since the end of the last century, working with clients across Australia in virtually every industry and government sector on issues ranging from creativity and trouble shooting to culture change and leadership.