The Simple Truths website has lots of great inspirational content, but when I saw the title of the short (3-1/2 minute) video below, I laughed out loud, because it reminded me of the game my brothers used to try to play, “Let's see who can hit the softest…you go first!” Of course you know how that went. I touched them just as softly as I possibly could, and they hit me hard and shouted, “You win!” It was a game I only played one time.
On the serious side, however, the message of this movie cuts to the chase of one of our basic fears…Change. Intellectually, we know that lots of change is good, but emotionally, there is always some angst, some discomfort, some worry. Yes, even some fear! Even though this movie was made for workplace teams, its powerful and inspiring messages can be applied not only to organizational change, but also life change.
Is there change going on in your life or work that you find unsettling? How are you dealing with it?
Do any of this movie's messages help you see change from a different perspective?
Do you have any words of wisdom for others who are going through change in their lives that is causing them fear or anxiety?
The end of the movie will offer the chance to sign up for a free SimpleTruths newsletter. I enjoy it and almost always find it uplifting. The movie content is also available in book form, and these books make great gifts or tools for a team-building event at your company, church, or nonprofit. Each book includes a free DVD of the movie.