Life is change. Outwardly, every day is a new experience; even if you do take the same route to work there are different cars and different drivers and your view might be different. Inwardly, we know that our bodies are changing, too. Change is happening outside us and within us all of the time. By the time you finish reading this article, you may not feel like the same person who started reading it!
If change is this constant, natural process, why do people resist it so vehemently? Many times it is because they don’t think they are up to the task of handling the change. Human beings have changed and adapted for generations, and all have the inherent skills to respond to new circumstances. Think of the older people for whom social media did not even exist in their early lives who are now ardent users of it.
There are many reasons why initially the reaction can be “don’t put that change on me” or “I liked the old way of doing things.” Some of these include the fact that changes:
Change is going to happen. It’s a fact of life. Understanding your responses and making good choices to manage the change might make the difference between your chance to capitalize on an opportunity or spend the time resisting and miss your chance.
Consider whether any of these seven steps could help you prepare for the next big change that’s coming: