Embrace the Constancy of Change

“No man can step in the same river twice…”  Heraclitus (c. 500 B.C.)

Change is Inevitable.  According to Heraclitus, one of the pre-Socratic philosophers, the fundamental essence of the universe is change.  In the Holy Bible, about 200 years before Heraclitus, the prophet Isaiah wrote with each new experience we learn from the past and grow into our full potential.  Buddhists (who started in a similar time period) believe thoughts formed by the conscious mind are part of an ever-changing life-process that are passed on from one life to a successor life.  In 1964, Nobel-Prize-winner Bob Dylan wrote and sang you better start swimming, or you’ll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changin’.  Throughout history, man has been forced to either rationalize or embrace the constancy of change.

Happy New Year!  The World is Still Changing in 2019.  Benjamin Franklin said when you’re finished changing, you’re finished.  Similarly, Albert Einstein said once you stop learning, you start dying.  Yes, change is inevitable, but how we choose to respond to change defines who we are meant to be.  The constancy of change must be met with a constancy of purpose.  Courage can always overcome Fear.  The forces for Good will stand against Evil.  If your purpose is great enough, you will achieve it.

Embrace the Change.  U.S. banks and financial institutions are seeing change at a very fast pace:  in political, regulatory and accounting pendulum swings; in identifying and maintaining the right talent; in the risk and reward of meeting customer needs more innovatively through technology.  We here at ZipTie CANNOT STOP the constancy of change, but ZipTie CAN HELP YOU EMBRACE THE CHANGE by connecting your existing resources to your greater purpose, while also solving problems and/ or weaknesses so you can maintain focus on building your business.  From implementing some of the most significant accounting and regulatory changes in banking history, to connecting you with specialists that can assess and improve your technology and digital banking platform to providing a rubric that allows you to more consistently prioritize your resources and improve profitability, we can help you build your business.

Let Me Know Your Questions, Comments or Thoughts

Please contact me at chad.fooshee@ziptieadvisors.com so we can start a conversation about how ZipTie can help you build your business, or post a response on our blog so that I may contact you.

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