You know it will happen yet you cannot prepare for it. It occurs daily, hourly, in fact it happens every second. Throughout your day you experience this and throughout your life it will continue to transpire.
This is perhaps the one thing, no matter how hard you try, you cannot avoid. What I am talking about is change. Change is inevitable.
Step 1: Change the way you look at change.
Change brings about new opportunities for you to grow and learn. While many of us have accepted that change will happen in our lives, countless others struggle to adjust. Stay away from and do your best not to join nor create a group of whiners, complainers and antisolutionists. Yup, I totally made up that word but here’s what it means: An antisolutionist is one who always finds fault with change and never offers up any solutions.
If you are a guilty of being an antisolutionist, there’s hope. Your primary goal should be to maintain an understanding and accept the fact that change must and will happen and it can potentially be a good thing. How you respond to change is more important than the change itself.
Think about a time when change was necessary. A good example is a failed relationship or a negative work environment. Many people choose to stay where they are because they are comfortable. Being comfortable is not something someone who wants to be successful subscribes to. Being successful means you have to learn how to roll with the punches and adjust accordingly. When you inevitably face change, adjust your strategy in order to win.
Remember, the only thing that is constant is change.
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Sometimes things don’t go as planned and when that happens, don’t question it. I used to have a bad habit of automatically thinking the worst when something didn’t quite go my way; I know I am not the only one who thought or thinks like this. As soon as it didn’t go as I planned it, I automatically defaulted to the worst possible outcome. I am better equipped to handle changes now and I’d like to share with you how I was able to overcome this obstacle.
First, understand that change is inevitable and nothing is constant except change. Simply, accept the fact that if your plans change, this new direction may very well be where you were intended to go; don’t ignore it and don’t challenge it. While most people are uncomfortable with change, that does not mean you have to follow suit. Plans change, plans get canceled and plans get scrapped; this is absolutely normal.
When the winds of change automatically adjusts your sail, learn to trust your new direction. Some of us are so stuck on forcing a failed plan into action that we neglect to acknowledge that some things simply won’t work out. When that happens, change your plan or change your implementation strategy.
In addition, it is imperative that you maintain an understanding that God is in complete control. Your plans have changed in the past and the world didn’t end. When things don’t go as planned, there is usually a good reason why. Sometimes the reason may never be discovered yet that should not prevent you from moving forward. Dust yourself off and try again.
Remember, plans are meant to be improved and adjusted until your desired outcome is realized. This improvement is based on your ability to accept change and your deep understanding that change happens whether you like it or not.
When things inevitably change, learn to trust and fully embrace it; this may be the direction you were meant to go in the first place.
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