We all love to see upward trends (higher employment, birth rate, life expectancy, boom). We also see people panicking over downward trends and minor issues—for instance, excessive hoarding during COVID lockdowns. We forget to acknowledge that the upward and downward trends are part of the same cycle. Artificially living in the upward trends is making us increasingly softer.
If you are driving change, you may have to make difficult decisions. There will be people who are upset with your decisions. The change can be harsh for some people too. So, you must be prepared for it. The change is not always touchy-feely talk. To gain something meaningful, you must be prepared to sacrifice something else. The question is, are you ready for it?