Facing challenges, dealing with change, is something most of us are able to relate to. Whether we are the type of people who like to plan and prepare to the best of our ability, or prefer to let things unfold in their own way, change is surely ever present.
By appreciating we can only manage items under our direct control, we go quite a way in freeing ourselves from the stress of wanting to have everything just as we wish. Another source of stress often connected to change in our life is found in the thinking that change is only ever negative.
Although the status quo might be good as it is right now, there is nothing to say it cannot be even better through the process of change. To quote John D. Rockefeller, “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
That we are perhaps not happy with change is, of course, irrelevant. As we are unable to interrupt the natural flow of life, including the transient element of it, it is wise for us to accept what is occurring and then carry on to the best of our ability.
Some could suggest we are the ones who should be leading the change. This may well be a valid argument and is certainly a perspective worth exploring. For now though, let me pause. To share your thoughts on the issue of change, please leave a comment below.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).