Accept Change With An Open Mind

If you are afraid of change it’s time to, well, change!

“The greatest killer of creativity and innovation is our predisposition to want to keep things the way they are.” – Randy Gage

Well put.

Reflect on your feelings of change. What’s holding you back from accepting change that comes your way or being the initiator of change in your own life? Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, the reason change seems so difficult is fear. We feel unsettled and unsecure when change comes our way and that spikes fear within us. Even change as small as someone taking your “usual” parking place can throw us off and make us feel unsettled.

So when you face change that’s as big as a move, a marriage or even starting a new job, don’t be so hard on yourself when you already feel unsettled. Instead, experiment with a new practice of staying in control. Begin by stopping what you are doing and slowing your heart rate with a few breaths. Then reflect on what you need to do to lessen the grip of fear.

This probably will begin with tapping into a trusted resource, your journal, your coach, your collective friends, your calming verse or anything that can get you back to a place where you can think clearly. Then open your mind and reflect on the positives that accompany this change—what you can do to step into it and take back your power and control.

If you’re unhappy, you need to make some changes. Remember, you’re not in it alone. Reflect on your feelings of change and be willing to make changes that will bring you to a more positive place.

How to Be Career Happy? Accept Change With An Open Mind

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