Most of us are creatures of comfort. We work at getting things just the way we want it and then don’t want it to change. But in this ever changing world, failure to implement change will leave you behind and irrelevant. Our refusal to adapt unfortunately can hinder our growth and progress. Change can be a hard thing to deal with, but, as you may have noticed, technology, ideas and events are causing change to happen at an astounding speed. Being able to adapt and adjust is crucial if you want to grow and succeed in your career and in life in general.
Some changes are exciting and inspiring and so they are welcomed with open arms. But what happens when the change is unwelcome? The first step is acceptance. Understand that it’s going to happen whether we want it or not. This means letting go of thoughts and feelings of how it ‘used to be’ and finding the opportunities that the change will bring about. Keep a positive attitude about what’s happening.
Then we need to set new goals. Change can be difficult because we have to embrace a new direction and it can make us feel vulnerable. Setting new goals will keep you focused and remind you of the purpose. It helps to clear the mind of the old way and puts you on a clear course of action.
Progression only takes place where movement can happen. Keep in mind the bigger picture. Don’t let the fear of change keep you boxed in and limit who you are. Change will cause you to stretch yourself beyond the boundaries you have set for yourself, and you’ll find you can accomplish more that you thought.
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