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Rebecca Wear Robinson
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Changing the lightbulb.

by Rebecca Wear Robinson on April 25, 2012

How many people in the drowning prevention field does it take to change a lightbulb?

Ten.

One to change it and the other nine to complain how much better the old lightbulb was.

Ouch. It would be really funny if it weren’t so true. The good news is that I see a lot of lightbulb changers out there working to end drowning every single day by exploring new options, being open to new ideas, and being willing to discard what isn’t working. The bad news is that I also see a lot of people that are really happy with the status quo, but the status quo has resulted in only glacial progress when you look at the statistics.

The new take on the old lightbulb joke has more than a grain of truth to it. Apparently 10% of the population is open to change, 10% will never change, and the other 80% just need to be convinced they want, and need, to change.

Which one are you? Will you help me change the lightbulb?

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