The Art of Change

Personal change can be one of the most frightening of human experiences. It often requires letting go of old beliefs, behaviors, outlooks, and sometimes even our friends and jobs. At the very least, engagement requires thorough self-examination of obsolete truths. Is it still true? Does this outlook still serve me?

For example, there are quite a few parents who believe their children should set aside their real ambitions by going to college and getting a “real job.” Is that belief system still true? Letting go of that belief system introduces some parents’ greatest fears about their children’s well-being and future. Successful ...

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