How do you embrace change?

Check the questions below to see what resonates for you, and see how you can work with change – wanted or unwanted – more effectively.

1) When faced with a change you haven’t asked for do you:

a) Try to find a way to avoid what’s being asked or required of you as long as possible?

b) Think of it as a new learning experience that can help you grow and adjust with it?

c) Consider the change, see if this is compatible with who you are, and decide whether to continue going forward, or determine to go in another direction all together?

d) Go with the flow and know that change happens

If you tend towards a you may experience quite a bit of frustration as changes occur. If this resonates for you perhaps it’s time to seriously listen to your complaining mind to take action that will empower you in new and productive ways. Perhaps there are people who can be a resource to help you adjust at work, or who can be valuable networking ‘partners’ if you are looking for a new place to do what you love to do.

If you tend towards b, and d are you learning what will support you in shifting with the changes that are occurring? Are you connecting with new and established contacts who can support you as you move forward with the new ‘order’? Are there new allies to connect with? New technologies to master?

If you decide to opt out, as in c, and choose to head in a new direction, how will you know what you want? Take a look at what’s missing, or what’s been working, to know what your personal ‘have to haves’ are, and where you’re willing to compromise. Now’s the time for dreaming and taking those dreams seriously. Get busy making a plan that works for you, and put it into action.

Maybe you find you’ll do all of these, for a period of time.