I actually despised (Ok, that's a strong word, but that's how I felt!) Apple for coming out with a new iPhone every year. How dare they take advantage of people by charging outrageous amounts of money for a smart phone, then cut the price in half a few months later? Then they're constantly coming out with new software upgrades. Seriously, iOS 7 is in Beta 5? I feel like I just installed version 6.1.2 yesterday.
And then it hit me...
Design is constantly changing and evolving. As creative people and entrepreneurs, we're constantly thinking of ways to improve our products and services, or come out with new products and services that will help people. As an online business coach and teacher, I'm designing new programs and writing articles that are original. I'm always thinking of ways to improve my writing. We're thinking of ways to redesign the interior of our homes, fashion designers come out with new designs every season, and musicians are always designing new music that inspires us.
So why should I be mad at Apple for wanting to improve their services and products? There is so much more technology to be discovered and created, so why resist all the changes? It's not like I don't like change. In fact, I thrive off having new experiences and I'm always encouraging people to reinvent themselves and their businesses.
And so I share this reminder...
"The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
— Isaac Asimov