Is it possible to love change and welcome it into our lives?
Recently while attending a company’s annual conference where major technology change was being presented; I knew it was going to be interesting to see how the multi-generations represented would react.
As the changes were announced you could feel the fear, doubt, and tension spread throughout the room! In looking at their expressions for some it seemed like the end of business as usual and it was overwhelming to see where the company was headed.
A large number of the attendees had been there from the beginning of the company and personally knew the founders; and I could imagine they were wondering: “is this what they would have wanted?”
Then others were excited and easily willing to embrace the changes. They were the ones texting on the hashtag set up, sharing this would be a great future for everyone!
As the presentation continued I looked around and many were in shock and really didn’t know what to feel or think. They knew change was needed; but were afraid they could not master the skills it would take to succeed in this new world!
This is not new is it? Change is happening all over our workplaces! I know you are either going to be facing it soon, are in the midst of it now, or you have been through it and will probably have to experience it again. This is good, right?
Change is just like anything else we face, isn’t it? It all starts with our mindset and attitude! That is where change begins and where the progress on our journey is formed!
One of our Remarkable Speakers, Dean Lindsay
shares: “Change is inevitable, Progress is a choice!”
In looking at the long term journey here are three steps to help you make change easier:
- Choose to face your change! The longer you put this off the harder it will be to take the next steps to reach progress!
- Secure all the complete information of what the change entails so that you can overcome the doubt, fear, and the barriers that could stand in your way, if you let them. This includes asking questions and seeking expert advice to have a complete understanding of how to move to the final step in this process.
- Make plans and goals of how to successfully handle the changes that are going to move you to success! These need to be written down and a commitment made to do what it will take to succeed and not just quit and say “I Can’t!”
Can you say with me “I love change?” The longer you delay saying those words the longer the time it will take you to progress on your journey; as there is no other way to avoid the inevitable!
Sue Falcone is the CEO of Remarkable! A Speakers Bureau
and was recently named an “Outstanding Women in Business”
by the Triad Business Journal of North Carolina. For more see