I am always surprised by the number of knowledgeable and dynamic people who when they earnestly desire that things should be different throw themselves enthusiastically and with renewed vigor into doing more of the things they’ve done before. When you get down to talking with them this is nearly always based on the fact that they are so fearful of the uncertainties of change that rather than plan or learn to manage change, which commonsense would dictate to be the solution to their needs, they would far rather endure even more of that which they are seeking to alter.
—Why the fear? Often because people will not communicate or share their ideas in case they are dismissed.
I am always impressed that the majority of significant changes, and especially those that have endured the test of time, did not explode onto the scene, were not monumental events, were not the creations of super-humans, but the ideas of normal everyday thinkers and creators, ordinary people who wanted to influence change, whose concepts took years to come to light and often lifetimes to be recognized or used to their full potential.