Successful people build each other up, they motivate, inspire and push each other. Unsuccessful people just hate, blame and complain.    Flowers only bloom when they are ready. People are the same way. You cannot rush or force them open, just because you think it's time. Be patient. - Timber Hawkeye    We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein    Success is to be measured, not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed. - Bookert T. Washington    Be solution driven. Treat the disease, not the symptoms by targeting the source of the problem or issue.    In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins... not through strength, but through persistence. - Buddha    Are you interested in changing, or are you committed to change?

Change Demarcation


The “Change Demarcation Rule” is the essential “first step” of any change project.

You need to determine…

  • whether a change is actually needed or required (If NOT, why are you reading this? If YES, please continue…)
  • the urgency of change (i.e. how much time is left before it become an irreversible crisis)
  • why is change necessary (i.e. what will you gain by implementing change and what will you lose by not implementing change)
  • which areas of our life are most affected by change (e.g. personal, professional, family, friends, work, …etc.)
  • the extent of change required (i.e. other people or groups of people involved)

The demarcation rule – in essence – allows you to to know, grasp and understand the full extent of that, with which you are confronted at this stage. Without change demarcation as foundation and change context, any change effort will be full of surprises, unexpected twists, turns and worst of all, “force” your attention and efforts to deal with what you cannot control, while neglecting that you can control.