It's a truism that change is hard. Being an Agile evangelist, I experience it all the time. There is just so much resistance to new ideas, to trying new ways, that sometimes it feels like there won't ever be any significant change at all.
But the more I learn about being a change agent, the more I come the conclusion that this is an illusion. An illusion that I keep up to protect myself from the brutal truth: change is easy. People want change, they want to change, and change and implement change all the time - just not in the ways I would like them to.
Changing other people in ways that I deem appropriate, that's hard. Asking people how they want to change, and how I can help them change, that's easy. Why don't I do more of the latter?