Change Is Necessary! It ain’t just good!

How do you change when it’s so easy to stay the same?

In A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel H. Pink revealed six attributes that are needed for success in the 21st century.  Pink gives recovering lawyers, misguided accountants, and forlorn engineers skills to being successful today.  Pink says, “The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers-creative and emphatic “right-brain” thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn’t.”  In today’s world you can’t just sit and wait to be directed.  You have to be willing to take risks and challenge deeply entrenched beliefs.

Just think about old Chris Columbus, way back in 1492, he had to challenge the notion that the world was flat. He had to make a new map. He had to create new landmarks.  He had to create a new legend.

Today we are being asked to do the same.  We can’t sit back and wait for direction or believe in the old way of doing things.  We have to constantly change and create new pathways for the future.

Here are my six attributes to help you create change:

  • Be memorable!
  • Be daring!
  • Be fearless!
  • Be refreshing!
  • Be adventurous!
  • Be yourself!

Check out Daniel H. Pink’s book! Go get creative!


About Michaela Chatman

Michaela Chatman is the founder of Camp Roadless Summer Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp based in the Tokyo area. She has taught in Chicago, New York City, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. She has worked with children from ages 5-16. She is a dedicated fan and supporter of the arts. She performs locally in Tokyo with Kaguratei, a blues band. She is an active member in TELL:Exceptional Parents Group, Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum (JASCD), Tokyo Investment Group, and Pink Cow Connections Networking Group. For fun she organizes The Tokyo Lovers Pizza Meetup Group.
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2 Responses to Change Is Necessary! It ain’t just good!

  1. Kenny says:

    This post resonates with me so much because it was my reality for so long. I also took the “same way home” until I got tired of those potholes tearing up my car, so to speak. Fear of failure had me afraid to pursue a new direction, but once I saw the familiar road kept leading me to a psychological dead-end, I decided that it was time to set a new course, and my days has been nothing short of amazing since. Thanks for the gentle reminder, and keep up the great work!

    • Michaela Chatman says:

      Thanks Kenny! I think our friends keep reminding us that we have to push forward at all times! Having a strong support network is essential to moving forward! Being creative is the key to moving away from societies paradigm. Being fearless let’s us rejoice in risk taking! Thanks for being a part of my network!

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