“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” Robert Kennedy
As parents and leaders, change is constant in our lives. Change is almost always disruptive and, at times, traumatic. Because of this, many people try to avoid it. Nevertheless, change is part of life and essential for progress.
Accepting the necessity and inevitability of change enables us to see times of transition not as threats, but as opportunities—opportunities for reinventing ourselves. People who approach change with an open mind and focus on its positive elements find ways to motivate others and harness enthusiasm for progress.
We’ve all experienced changes in our lives. From getting married to relocating to family challenges, we all know how hard it can be to transition from one state to another. Change is inevitable and therefore it’s important to view them as opportunities for reinvention or to regroup and refocus on a new future.
A key component to preparing for change is taking care of ourselves. In this brief video, there are several strategies to prepare ourselves for change. Take a few minutes to review and I’d love to hear from you on strategies you recommend to prepare for change.