“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
Now that is a deep thought. We live in a world of constant change. Sometimes the change is slow progressing, and we don’t realize how different things are, and other times change sneaks up on us and demands immediate action.
Many people have heard of the 5 stages of grief:
denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.
Did you know that you go through these same stages when it comes to change? How quickly someone gets to the acceptance of change is individual and so many factors come into play. You can do things to help adapt though.
Talk about problems more than feelings.
Don’t stress out about stressing out.
Focus on your values instead of your fears.
Accept the past, but fight for the future.
Put people first.
Empower employees through communication.
Make change compelling and exciting.
Pay attention to high and low points in momentum.
We all prefer stability, but it is important to know that no matter what, everything changes and you can be prepared for this just by knowing that the only constant in our lives is change.