Change is a constant theme in our work within corporations and with individuals. People say they either like change or they don't. Typically, that means they're initiating change or reacting to it.
Recently, we initiated some changes in our company such as how we get the word out, repackaging our DVD, and customizing training packages for clients. In stepping out of our business-as-usual mode, new opportunities and relationships are opening up. It creates some new sources of stress, but the thinking is that it is an investment in the long-term benefit of our company's products and services.
Where have you been avoiding making changes because it's scary, too much work, or just too stressful to even think about? Some questions to start with:
- What changes would you like to make?
- What initial step would start the process?
- Who do you know that you could ask for help?
"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind," said King Whitney, Jr. "To the fearful, it is threatening because it means things may get worse. To the hopeful, it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident, it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better."
You may not even know how it all works out between the start and finish. The value is in declaring the start. And moving consistently in the direction of your vision.
Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA, and Jodi Womack, MA, founded their training firm that enhances organizational performance through maximizing time, energy, focus, and technology. For more workplace performance tips, visit www.JasonWomack.com.