I always enjoyed this saying on change and security. Just remembered it and had to make this poster.
I think change is one of the things you cannot get used to. What do you think?
Most people know Sun Tsu (or Sunzi, Sun Tse,…) for his treatise The art of war. Don’t worry. This is not some article on war and tactics. We are going to rip a thought out of Sun‘s book and use it for good in daily life.
By discovering the enemy’s dispositions and remaining invisible ourselves, we can keep our forces concentrated, while the enemy’s must be divided.
One of the principles underlying this paragraph is that you cannot fight something you do not perceive. Sun Tsu says:
Make it visible!
You cannot fight an invisible enemy. Who is the enemy? Maybe the question should be What. Think of it not only in terms of business – think of changing habits, managing projects,…
Especially when changing habits, you will have to stick to point 4. Based on field reports and studies from some clever scientists it takes at least 30 days to change a habit with a lasting effect.
Just in case, you wonder who this Sun Tsu guy is and what The art of war is all about, then start here:
If you really want to read the book I really suggest this one: Sunzi Speaks: The Art of War