Change is the only constant in life. Some people resist it and fear it. What if you learn to accept it and make it work for you not against you? We often see change as something negative or risky, failing to see that it is also a great opportunity. In fact, there is no growth without change.
Change can feel like a crisis. The word crisis in Chinese means opportunity. That puts a positive perspective on change, doesn’t it?
We grow through facing challenges and handling them in creative ways. Whether it brings short-term advantages or disadvantages. Each change develops us. We learn to adjust.
Change offers opportunities, which can present a challenge to your skills. Success in business requires flexibility and the ability to adapt. Your negative limiting beliefs tell you this is bad because it’s a shift away from the status quo.
How you meet these challenges can determine how you meet the next one. You’ll have a list of successes you can draw on for motivation when you face the next obstacle.
Embracing change and seeing it as something positive is essential for cultivating a successful mindset. Here are ways that you can make this shift.
Go back over big changes you’ve faced in the past. Look at how they impacted you. You’ll find a few that you wish would never have happened.
But most likely, the majority ended up benefiting you in some way in the long run.
Write down a list of the successes and positive results that change brought about. Note how you overcame and met those challenging changes. Celebrate the outcome.
Refer to this list whenever you find yourself facing a new challenge you’re not sure you can overcome it.
Sudden unexpected change is shocking, like a pandemic, right? There are changes and circumstances that cannot be changed, but those that you can, have the courage to make those changes.
Do not be controlled by your circumstances and think you have to accept things as they are. You can make a difference.
Take a proactive approach. Don’t be passive. Get ahead of any potential challenges you might face. Set aside time regularly to strategize.
Consider anything that might happen and develop a plan to deal with each contingency. You’ll be able to face any challenge prepared with confidence whether it’s positive or negative.
Hit the mute button on the remote.
I’m talking about the mind remote. What are you saying to yourself? Mute the negative self-talk and limiting beliefs that are destroying your confidence. We each have an inner critic who tells us we can’t do it. When you’re facing a sudden change, it’s a perfect situation for this inner critic to come along and derail you.
Change the channel in your mind to the “I Can” program.
Limiting beliefs and negative thoughts can become a bad habit. Many times we are not aware we are doing it. Bad habits can be broken. Replace it with good habits. Guard what you say, hear, and see. Let it affect you, not infect you.
First, learn to recognize when you’re doing this. Create some positive affirmations that you can use to shift it. Learn to rephrase negative thoughts into positive ones.
How we feel about change is an essential part of our mindset. The way we think rubs off on others. We are who we hang around with, so surround yourself with people who are successful.
Successful people are growth-minded and approach change positively. You can draw on their positivity for inspiration whenever you need it.
Change is usually just a bump in the road. It’s a temporary setback. It means you might have a tough time this week, this month, or this quarter. The setback will set you up for a comeback.
Keep the big picture in mind. This change often opens the door to new opportunities. Stay alert and aware.
Foster this perspective the moment change strikes, and you’ll deal with it more calmly. You will have the ability to accept it and make it work for you.