|How to Handle Change|
Change is the only thing in this world that doesn’t change. The rest of things keep changing in the world some with our knowledge and some without our knowledge.
Change is something we tend to avoid… as we always want to be in a safer circle. But change is always good “A butterfly thinks it is almost lost in the world and that is the time it comes out flying”… So have a good feel about the change in your life… and welcome it with a wide red carpet and with a warm smile.
Change happens, get use to it! Change will happen and you have to embrace it. I am sure people did not want to stop using the typewriter for a computer but as you know, you cannot find one typewriter in your office anymore. You can choose to fight it but in time, you will have to change or get left behind. Wouldn’t just be easier to embrace change and enjoy the ride?
Don’t allow change to control you – If you embrace change, you now are able to gain a better handle on it. Being proactive with change allows you to be part of the process to create change. You can help move it in the right pace and in the right direction. When you fight change, you are pushed along anyway. When you embrace it, you are able to help mold the change so the transition is more fluid and comfortable.
Focus on one area at a time – Sometimes change happens in so many areas at the same time you can feel like you are losing control. Relax. You have embraced change and you are helping control it but, now you also need to learn to focus on one area at a time. Multi-tasking will kill us all. If you want real results, take on one area at a time. Create goals and a “To do list” to help you to be more focused.
Celebrate your successes – Change is not easy but it is worth it in the end when you achieve results. Make sure you take the time to celebrate the steps and milestones along the way instead of just at the end. Momentum is a great friend to you when dealing with change. If you celebrate along the way, it will keep you moving forward and achieving great results.
Help others handle change – One of the best ways to learn how to handle change is to help others through changes. If you practice being a great supporter and cheerleader for others as they make changes in their lives, careers, relationships, or leadership, you start to see what really works to achieve great results. You can turn around and use these lessons in your own life plus you are developing relationships with people who can support you through your changes as well.