Changes for the better are great, aren’t they? But what about changes we make that don’t make things better? I guess it depends on your perspective. I think these types of changes can be great too. Really. However, that is determined by what we decide to do when we realize the change made isn’t particularly making things better (and maybe even is making things worse).

To get the full positive value from that change, it is necessary to reflect, along with others who are involved, to understand what happened that we weren’t expecting. Why did this happen? Why didn’t we know this was going to happen? What could we have done differently to get a better outcome? There are all sorts of questions we can use to learn about this. Use the new knowledge to adjust the change and make it one that is for the better. Additionally, we can use that knowledge in other places too.

If we don’t take the time to learn from changes that don’t meet our expectations, we’re shunning the opportunity to learn to a much more powerful degree!