Change is good. One of the greatest threats to progress is an affection for the status quo. People like the ‘good ole’ days. It makes them proud to remember them. This is why teams should be careful not to disparage the past achievements when trying to motivate a move for change. When we honor the past, we lay the groundwork for a smooth transition for the future. Today’s victory is not at risk of being ridiculed tomorrow. There is a safety in honoring the past while pointing to the future.