GET IN FRONT OF CHANGE

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

If we overcome obstacles to change, we can make progress even to the point of getting in front of change or changing on our terms.

 

Original content by Grant Schneider

Everyone I speak to tells me that they hate change.  But since change in inevitable why not be proactive and get in front of it.  As the earth moves everything changes. Cars change, technology changes, and business practices change. What you did to get to where you are today will not get you to where you want to go tomorrow.   If you want to continue hold onto your customers and market share you must adapt to changing times. And if you want to move forward you need to anticipate and get ahead of change.

Why do people resist change? Why do people continue to do the same things although they are no longer getting the results they once achieved?

If we understand why we resist change, we can overcome the obstacles that are holding us back. If we overcome obstacles to change, we can make progress even to the point of getting in front of change or changing on our terms. Here are four reasons why people resist change.

The first is FEAR. Fear is internal; it’s in our head. Fear is the great crippler of human potential. There’s also an acronym that uses the letters F, E, A, and R that defines what fear is.

•          F – false

•          E – emotions

•          A – appearing

•          R – real

The second reason people resist change is because of EGO. The need to be right is a powerful human need. It’s a common problem with leaders, managers, and business owners. When was the last time you have heard someone so, “Well this is the way we have always done it”

The third reason why people resist change is to avoid CONFLICT. When you try to leave all the people back in their comfort zone called the “Land of Status Quo,” you’ll create and get some conflict. It’s not comfortable and it is not fun, so many people just avoid it all together.

The fourth reason that people resist change is LACK OF PURPOSE. Without a sense of purpose, people become stagnant and complacent. People get burnt out.

As a leader of yourself and others, you will need to overcome your own fear and help others overcome theirs by helping them change their mental attitudes that hold them back. You also must make sure that your EGO doesn’t get in the way.

By being open to new and different ways to view things, as well as being open to the feedback and insights of others, you create an atmosphere where change is not an “I’m right and your wrong” mentality.

 

Change Management

In the short book, “Who Moved My Cheese”, a story is told of four characters who deal with change and loss. It illustrates that change is not about knowledge and skills but attitudes and behaviors and above all, conquering our fears. In the book cheese stands for what we define as success.

Remember; keep checking the condition of your cheese. Don't wait until it disappears or gets bad. Get in front of change and make the change on your terms.  For a similar blog on our web site see HANDLE CHANGE ON YOUR TERMS.

Are you ready to get in front of change or could you use some help?

Contact us to learn more

or call 914-953-4458.

 

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Roy Kelley any post written by Grant is a worthy reblog...

and Happy Easter to you and Chef Dolores...

Apr 21, 2019 02:12 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Grant Schneider

Apr 21, 2019 04:40 AM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Hope you and Chef Dolores are having a delicious Easter !

Apr 21, 2019 05:45 AM #4
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Good morning Roy - thanks for the re post.  I hope you and Dolores have a Happy Easter.

Apr 21, 2019 06:23 AM #5
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Happy Monday,  I am with others with Grant blogs, always woth reading.  Make it a great day!

 

Apr 22, 2019 08:21 AM #8
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Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

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