Every change, no matter if it’s work or personal, brings a knock to confidence.
Change is all around us and gone are the days where simply having a job meant you are safe. Times are changing, technology is advancing, the desires of the consumer are increasingly demanding and as such we must aim to be one step ahead.
This state of change can be a distressing process. It brings out personal fears, self-doubt which can cause us to retreat into a dysfunctional independence.
We need to view change as a good thing. It challenges us to improve and excel. On the flip side, it can challenge our confidence and resolve. This delivers personal growth, a key attribute for success.
The mind-set you choose impacts your creativity and the people around you. Overall success is dependent on adopting a positive approach.
It’s not all lost because you can develop a resilient mind-set towards change.
You can learn how to deal with change.
You can’t control the future, but you can be resilient to its flow.
The foundation to this art is courage.
The Oxford dictionary definition of courage is:
have the courage of one’s convictions. Act on one’s beliefs despite danger or disapproval: ‘lead your own life and have the courage of your convictions’
Have courage despite the danger!
The danger with change is feeling out of control and out of one’s depth. Will I be seen as a failure?
Ways to can tap into your courage:
- Review your strengths and talents. Know and believe in your ability and value.
- Have a vision of what personal success looks like, this will motivate you to be resilient and engage with change.
- Believe in your team or the people around you in your personal life. They will support you. Make the shift away from that dysfunctional independence. With others, you can achieve so much more.
- Understand why you are afraid of the change. Use your knowledge to embrace it to move past it. If you are unsure what they are seek coaching guidance.
Lead your own life and have courage of your convictions, here are some thoughts on how you can do this:
- Get clarity on your values. These are your drivers and will motivate you to fight for what you believe in.
- Be authentic in your actions. Know where you are not strong and ask for support. More often than not when you are honest people usually are happy to help.
- Have faith and believe in yourself!
If you need more information on how to determine your values, watch my video The Importance of Values in Achieving Goals
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