Dealing with Change

Video Transcript:

Hello everyone! It’s Jessica with Revela, and today I want to talk to you about change. I know, we don’t like to talk about it. The reason being is that there are two ways people tend to react. For some, it’s exciting; it’s fun. It creates something new to focus on. But for others, it’s really scary; it’s unknown; and it can be the center of their frustration.

If you’re like me, change can feel like people are constantly trying to mess up your routine. You like the way things are, and you don’t want them to change. When someone mentions change, a red flag goes off in your brain and says, “STOP!” So that’s what you do.

But is it possible that rejecting change could actually be keeping you from becoming better? Could it be keeping you from becoming more efficient? Could it be keeping you from achieving your goals?

Yep, change is scary. But in the end, it makes things better. Things probably changed over and over again just to get where we are today. And with new technology out there, they’re going to continue to change. So what can you do?

  1. Start with believing in yourself. It doesn’t have to be hard. Think of all the things you’ve done to get to where you are today. Think of all the things you have overcome in your life. Is a change in software, or a change in personnel, really going to be the thing that does you in? Believe you can, and you will. In the end, you’ll be much more confident and ready for the next challenge.
  2. Create small wins. Change can be a lot easier to swallow if it’s broken up into pieces. So, if you think about a pizza. We don’t eat the entire pizza in one bite. We eat it slice by slice. So when it comes to change, break it down into small pieces and tackle them one at a time.
  3. Encourage others to join you. Change can be really difficult, but it’s a lot easier when you have others on your side. Not only does it give you a support system, but it helps you hold yourself accountable as well.
  4. For every small win, celebrate. For every person that joins you, celebrate. For every goal accomplished, celebrate. This can create a lot more motivation than you might think.

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

So the next time you have that little red flag in your brain that’s telling you something different, try looking at it from another perspective. Maybe you don’t have to stop. Maybe you can proceed, just with caution…

Having trouble dealing with change? What are you going to do?

 

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