Sure, change is inevitable — but how about you go first?
People might not like the way things are, but it’s a lot easier to complain about stuff than to make any improvements.
This article continues the break down of dealing with the individual fears that prevent people from taking action on ideas with today’s topic Fear of Change.
Change is scary for some people even if they consider their current situation as less than ideal. I think fear of change is at least partially triggered by pessimistic and negative attitudes because even if their situation sucks — these folks believe it’s more likely to get worse if something changes.
I tend to be a more optimistic person (or at least realistic) because I think there is at least an equal chance that things could improve when change is introduced. How do you feel about change?
Do you worry about change or celebrate change?
I get excited about change.
I like the promise of possibilities… a fresh and clean start.
I love having the opportunity to learn something new or to experiment with multiple options to see which might work best.
when some people think about change, all they can see is all the crap they’re going to have to deal with — and that can certainly be part of the process — but it’s not the entire process, and it’s rarely the final outcome.
Sure, some change can be rough to deal with.
You might have to learn a new skill or learn how to deal with new people. But if you approach it with a positive outlook, change can bring improvements to your personal life, broaden your employment opportunities, and grow your professional network.
Change is usually more frightening if you try to hide from it
Instead of keeping your head down and trying not to be noticed by change, hoping it passes you by; what if you raised your hand and volunteered to lead the change in your organization or department?
The simple act of embracing change can turn your entire attitude around. It might help you not just look forward to change — but to move forward with change.