Unfounded Risks

While reviewing the headlines of the New York Times, I spotted the quote of the day and it really caught my attention. It read:

The very success of immunizations has turned out to be an Achilles heel. Most of these parents have never seen measles, and don't realize it could be a bad disease so they turn their concerns to unfounded risks. They do not perceive risk of the disease but perceive risk of the vaccine.
-Dr. Mark Sawyer, an infectious disease specialist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego

Unfounded risks. I talk with people so often who are unwilling to make a change in their work or personal routine because of perceived risks that have little or no basis in reality. Sometimes they voice them while other times you can see the fear in their eyes.

The next time you are considering changing the acts in your lineup, seek out those individuals who have suffered from poor productivity or feeling overwhelmed and made changes in their routines that got them more standing ovations. You might just find that the pain of change is worth the cure.