Have you ever experienced any changes in your life? Now, many have been experiencing a significant change in their lives due to the economy; whether it is a concern about job, retirement accounts or what the future holds.
Changing, whether it's good or bad, usually causes discomfort. There are always some unknown changes. Most people even fear changing their bank accounts. This article discusses changes and resilience and provides advice to handle productive changes.
Change is unavoidable. Last year I've experienced more change than ever before. I went to work after nine years, started a business, moved to a new house and got married. Even getting used to my new last name was a big change (I can not count how often I had to catch myself when I told my name that I was introduced). Although all of these changes were positive decisions in my life, there was still a feeling about the unknown. These events faced challenges. I had the opportunity to choose a perspective of change; Is it overwhelming and stressful, or exciting and fun?
There is fear of change because it always involves something else instead of knowing. As Kevin Cashman's author puts it "changing the subject of our current reality by forcing new reality to rush in". We all look at changes in our lives and leaders in organizations are no exception. In fact, recent research by Lominger International has revealed that the number one most important skills for leaders today is "dealing with complex challenges". Leadership skills required for this ability are change management and adaptability.
The change is endless and constant. To thrive in life, we must be able to respond to changes. As leaders in the organization we need to be able to change and develop resistance. Mastering change is the ability to learn, adapt and apply what we learned in other situations. Cashman says: "It's about developing seamless inner trust that we can see and learn from everything that prevents us."
Below are ten methods to respond to change and resistance:
- Step away, take breath and keep in mind the effects of the change and direction to continue. We often get thought of the change ourselves and can not think well enough to develop a policy.
- Change your mind from viewing changes as a problem of opportunity.
- Think about different perspectives that you might have around the changes. What do you choose to be in?
- Look at the long-term view, not what the change causes in the short term. How will your perspective be different from a year ago?
- Be open to study. If we pass a change, our energy is waved in order to maintain the position. Think, "What can I learn from this?"
- Change often causes stress. Ask yourself: "What can I do in this situation? What can I do to influence this situation? What do I need to approve of the situation?"
- Focus on current moments. Do not think about what has happened in the past or what could happen in the future.
- Trust you. The development of internal equilibrium is necessary to be resilient in the center of change. Trust that everything will go out.
- Improve your ability to respond to changes. Stretch yourself on a small road every day. How do you answer terrible traffic? How are you trying to try something new?
- Be open to self-esteem. In all experience of change, be open to learning and changing yourself. Ask yourself: "How can I grow up with this change?"
Five years of 97 active, rewarding people over 100 years, made by Dr. Leonard Poon of Georgia, revealed that there are four common symptoms that Impact of Resilience:
- Optimism: They had a positive view of the past and the future and were not characterized by concern or negativity.
- Engagement: They were active participants in life, they were not idle listeners.
- Mobility:  Adaptability to loss: They had amazing ability to balance by adapting and accepting change and loss.
The change here is. We can not always control circumstances, but what we can Control is Our point of view of change. Next time you are faced with any kind of change, encourage you to think through different perspectives and choose them as v ilja help you to work with changes in an effective way. As Henry David Thoreau said, "things do not change; with variables. "