3. Start "Acting As If"
Begin with the idea that you are already someone who can embrace change. Then, focus on showing up when change occurs rather than trying to force yourself to be something you are not yet.
This way, you will feel like a person who should respond, rather than someone who is forced to.
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It can sometimes be difficult to think positively when we are going through negative change. But remember, we can always create a positive outcome if we have a growth mindset.
Try practising creating a positive outcome no matter what the circumstance.
The success formula for managing change is:
Event + Response = Outcome
The event is something we have no control over, but when we focus on what we can change, which is our response, we will begin to embrace it.
Remember that embracing change is a process. Take your time and do not try to rush into it. We all have fears when it comes to embracing change.
It may be not being able to complete something we wanted to or hearing some terrible news.
Whatever those fears are, take notice of them and start working on them by trying to create positive outcomes for each one.
Reason: They are too full of fear and emotions and fears to think straight.
The Fix: As soon as you hear a new idea, your brain categorizes it as 'good' or 'bad.' Create space for the team to consider a third category - the 'interesting' elements of the change. To do this, pull the team together, grab a whiteboard (virtual or otherwise), sketch out these three columns, and facilitate a discussion exploring each.
• Acknowledge the opinions, feelings and needs
• Be more open to suggestions
• Give 100% of your attention to the job
• Spend more of your free time out with people
• Get a grip on your emotions
• Work on overcoming your insecurities
• Learn people’s emotional trigger
• Start saying sorry more often
• Learn to forgive
• Stop sweating the small things
• Don’t jump to conclusions
• Make criticism constructive
• Spend some time with your family
• Don’t nag people, preach or give them unwanted lessons
• Never make rash decisions
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