That "change makes us uncomfortable" is now one of the most widely promoted, widely accepted, and underconsidered half-truths around.... [I]t is not change by itself that makes us uncomfortable; it is not even change that involves taking on something very difficult. Rather, it is change that leaves us feeling defenseless before the dangers we "know" to be present that causes us anxiety.
Love didn't grow very well in a place where there was only fear.- Stephen King
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds...- Gautama Buddha
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.- Joseph Chilton Pearce
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.- Sidney Hook
The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.- Arthur Christopher Benson
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Robert Kegan is the William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard University. Additionally he is the Educational Chair for the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education and the Co-director for the Change Leadership Group.
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