I believe in sticking with people no matter what — through good times and bad times.
However, sometimes I see people say they are loyal when they actually are just stuck in their ways.
In sports, many people are loyal to whatever professional team is the closest to their hometown. I’ve never been that guy. I was born and raised in Michigan and have never been a fan of the Lions. When my family moved to metro Atlanta a little more than a year ago, I immediately became an Atlanta Falcons fan. Lol. Yes #bandwagon!
I talk about my loyalty and my bandwagon switch in this short video below.
Because I’m loyal to winning, not losing.
Because I’m loyal to people, not programs.
I’m OK if you feel differently about the Lions. But my point is too many people stay loyal to things that they should have gotten rid of a long time ago.
And on, and on, and on.
Loyalty to people is great.
Loyalty to dysfunction and ineffectiveness is insanity.
You’ve heard it before. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results.
Seriously though, don’t use loyalty as an excuse to be stuck in your ways and avoid change. If something isn’t working, move on and move forward.