"Who always does, what they can already do, they will stay what they are."
Henry Ford

Workshop: Change / Chance 
Part 3: Negative Metamorphosis



In this third part of the workshop "change / chance" the basic commitment of everyone for their own development is discussed, in order to stop such negative metamorphosis.

In the first part of this workshop you will learn that change can be a chance (opportunity).

In the second part you will learn what a positive change is and what it can accomplish. Nevertheless there is another side of the coin and that is the negative mutation of the people during their life time.

It is a well known fact that disciples in Germany occupy a relatively lower position within the educational world rankings. They are weak in reading, mathematics and natural science. In a much-publicized article in the German magazine CICERO, issued in November 2011, was published an editorial under the title: "Flat education in Germany, stultified the nation".

Today, countless people complain about excessive demands at work and that they thus live under constant stress and suffering.
The term burnout is doing the rounds.

Through my decades of coaching experience, I realize that only those persons suffering from stress and burnout, are the same people who are treating themselves in a destructive way. This happens due to a lack of specialized training, soft skills, discipline, motivation, ambition and concrete goals.


These people make a negative metamorphosis and stop develop themselves.

In a publication of the German Institute of Allensbach 2011, the elements belonging to a good education are, which are the basis of a continuous development:


  • Knowledge of languages

  • regular up date about the current events

  • more sensible and sound management of media consumption, as newspapers, radio and TV

  • read much

  • good computer and standard software skills

  • basic knowledge of natural science

  • good knowledge of history

  • skills in craftsmanship

  • the Motto is: "what a child didn't learn, as adolescent will never learn"


Continuation: Part 4: Acceptance of change