Change it Anyway...

Changing systems can be frustrating,
confusing and time consuming:
Strive to change them anyway.

If you speak out for change,
they may accuse you of being self-serving:
Speak out anyway.

If you make changes that work,
they may pretend to be an ally or persist with attacks:
Make change anyway.

If you make honest attempts at change,
they may undermine your efforts:
Attempt change anyway.

What you spend years developing,
they may undo overnight:
Develop it anyway.

If your innovations are successful,
they may be jealous:
Innovate anyway.

The progress you achieve today,
they may forget tomorrow:
Make progress anyway.

Create positive change the best that you can,
and it may never be enough:
Give it the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and the person relying on the system;
It was never between you and them anyway.

~ Author Unknown


Compiled and edited by: Gina Pola-Money - 9/2013