Change is hard. Especially when you've been accustomed to doing something a certain way for a long time. It is especially hard when there is proof that some of what you've done in the past has led to success. Finding a newer way, taking a different path or creating something entirely new and different can be scary. And in Michigan's case, it can be met with much resistance from those who are resistant to try anything new.
Change is hard. So many of us don't do it. Many of us won't go out on a limb to try something that might yield even greater results or reward for fear of failure. "What if this doesn't work?" "What if we try this and we fail?" All great questions that for most, keep Michigan unwilling to stick their necks out too far beyond the shell where it's warm, safe and what they know.
Change is hard but change is a requirement if we want to survive, much less succeed.
Think about some brands that failed (or are failing ) to adapt and paid dearly for it:
Blockbuster (Netflix passed them by and they refused to adapt)
Seeds.com (Who knew one one would order seeds over the Internet)
American Motors Corporation (Still hard to believe the Pacer & Gremlin never caught on)
U.S. Post Office (Need I say more?)
Whether you are running your own company or designing your own career or incharge of a major college football program, change is inevitable. More importantly, Michigan's ability to respond and react to change is critical to our success.
Adapt or die.