One of my students, "Rio," recently made a great analogy about the importance of change. He said, change is like software updates. Sure, we can choose to hit “cancel” and deny the update; but, in doing so, we’ll eventually reach the point where our software is no longer compatible with new systems. Then, we’re left with the choice of shutting down and becoming obsolete or making a giant (and often more difficult and uncomfortable) leap to the latest version. Alternatively, if we accept the upgrades, we can keep making the changes that enable our software to excel in the current environment. Similarly, if we’re proactive in identifying changes that must take place in ourselves and in our workplaces and embrace them, we can remain compatible with and excel in our ever-changing environments.