“Change has a bad reputation in our society. But it isn’t all bad – not by any means. In fact, change is necessary in life – to keep us moving … to keep us growing … to keep us interested … Imagine life without change. It would be static … boring … dull.” – Dr. Dennis O’Grady
Do you embrace change?
Some people have the natural ability to change like a chameleon in any given situation. These people learn and master skills to be successful in diverse conditions.
Then there are others that struggle for years doing the same thing. I hope this doesn’t describe you. But some people have a hard time with even the simplest changes. To survive in this society you must have the capability to change and diversify you skills when needed to be productive. There are changes and transitions all around us. The day we decide to forget about change and to ignore the need for growth is the day we will be left behind headed for disaster.
As we grow older, we are expected to experience a metamorphosis. A person experiencing positive transformation will replace any old ways of neglect, ineffectiveness, and depreciation with appreciation, gratefulness, and humility. Avoiding to step out of the box can cost you dearly relationally, financially, and professionally.
A great trait every leader should possess is the ability to change. Why?
Transitions are coming
No one is exempt from transitions. Will you embrace change? There are many myths and unsubstantiated information about change. The one fact about change is that it is inevitable. You cannot run or hide from change, but you can prepare for it. The 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy said, “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Whether it is your company or your personal life, know that transitions are coming. Are you ready?
Our growth depends on it
We all possess the power and ability to perform to another level of competence. Be very specific in your plans. Set measurable and attainable goals with your desired outcome in mind. Be consistent and fair as you develop your plans and goals, but especially when you are close to achieving your goals. You may need to redirect and reorganize your plans and goals. Nothing is certain, but it is better to have a plan versus waiting to get lucky. The first Chief Justice of the United States of Appeals for the Armed Forces Robert E. Quinn mentioned, “One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.” With our ability to change, we develop strength, confidence, and enlightenment. Would you like to grow your mind, business, or even your bank account?
These are two reasons why every leader should possess the ability to change. Your success is right around the corner if you will embrace change.
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