There was once a poor chicken farmer whose land flooded each year with the spring rains, killing most of his chickens. Every year the floods got worse and worse until eventually the farmer went to his local pastor and cried out in despair: “What am I to do? I’m doomed! I can’t afford to move to another place and I can’t sell the one I have. What am I to do?” The pastor replied calmly, “Stop trying to raise chickens and change to ducks instead!” – In order for things to change you have got to change; for things to get better you’ve got to get better.