Many people resist change, mostly trying to keep their career, business or life in control, in balance. The more they resist, the more out of control and the more un-balanced they will feel. The trick here is that change will take place, like or not. So, instead of resisting it, embrace it and drive it the way you want to go. Make it happen the way you want it. The outcome will be that change takes place based on what you want, when you want and giving you feeling of being in control and you will also be able to have a more balanced overall experience.
In business and in our personal lives, we know change will take place. We can choose to make the change the way we want when we want or we can choose to change take place whichever way and probably end up with an outcome we wanted to avoid… How is change taking place in your business? In your life?
Many of us have experienced, in a way or another, how hard, virtually impossible to stop water flowing. We may be able to hold it for a while, but eventually water will flow one way or another. Trying to avoid change is the same. We may be able to delay it for some time, but it will take place one way or another. As with the water, we may not be able to stop change, but we can impact what direction it goes. We can drive change the way we want it to be or we let change take us somewhere else.
Most people do not realise the importance of having a positive attitude, especially when working on the resolution of a problem. When you have a positive attitude, you are more open to different point of views and more likely to put things in perspective. By doing this, you increase the number of options available and the likelihood of finding the ideal outcome. In addition, you can overcome negative attitude by being aware of it and opening our minds up for other possibilities, other opportunities, other point of views… All these other options can, and often do, bring a more positive attitude. The more we do it, the easier it becomes. What is your attitude for today? Negative or positive?
Most of us know how hard it can be to get rid of a bad habit. The amazing thing is that it is all in our mind and there is a simple technique everyone can use to get rid of the bad habits and build new good habits. The technique comes from a TED talk from Judson Brewer: “A simple way to break a bad habit” (the full link is https://www.ted.com/talks/judson_brewer_a_simple_way_to_break_a_bad_habit?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread)