For this month, I wanted to share some thoughts on change. In Texas, we often think about change when August rolls around. As you may know, this summer has been a scorcher. Tuesday is forecast to be our hottest day so far and is projected to reach 108 degrees. It is the 39th day over 100 and the 32nd day in a row. At this rate, it may approach the record of 69 days over 100 in 1980 with 42 of those in a row. That was my first summer working in Dallas. When you live through that heat, it is easy to think about change.
But rather than change, most of us choose to endure. And to a large, degree perseverance is openly admired and even praised - but only if it is tempered with common sense. In Texas, we have learned to respect the weather (that is why swimming pools are so popular). You avoid the heat of the day. You avoid doing dumb stuff like working outside in the heat of the day. You learn to change your routine to be successful. So for August I will share some of my thoughts on change.