The Unexpected Consequences of Change


I hope this note finds you well.

This last year has been filled with more change than any I can remember.

More than 40 years ago, the Municipal Utility Company of Medellin used eminent domain to create vast reservoir in Guatape, Colombia for the purpose of hydro electric power.

As you can imagine, this project caused massive societal upheaval in the area, both good and bad.

The project now provides thirty percent of Colombia’s energy.

The unexpected consequence of the reservoir is that it accidentally created one of the most popular outdoor tourist attractions in all of Colombia and this influx has created jobs and wealth for the area, as well as problems.

I don’t mean to sugarcoat change and upheaval, but when things are changing, as they always are, we have a choice:

We can focus on the negatives and live in defeat or…

We can ask, “how do we adapt and make the most of this challenging situation?”

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