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Creating Change the Best Way

By Gayle Lantz

I have a few clients who admit they don’t like change. (Gasp!) To them, change represents “disruption.” Yet, they want to grow their business or their career. They want to achieve even better results.

Any time you commit to something bigger or better, it will require change of some kind. If you have trouble dealing with change, try viewing change differently.

Here are some thoughts about change to help you gain perspective:

  • Change isn’t the goal. It’s a means. Accept it as necessary part of the process to help you get what you really want.
  • Change can be disruptive, but it doesn’t have to be. Break your process into small steps to avoid overwhelm. Take action one step at a time.
  • Change is happening – like it or not. To stay current and competitive, you have to be aware of what is changing around you so you can adapt.
  • Change is already part of your experience. Look where you were five years ago. You’ve been through much change since then. You can continue to make changes when and where you need to.

This is a time of year when it’s natural to be thinking about change.

What do you want to be different next year? For you? Your business? Your career?

Change is a non-negotiable. Just focus on the goal, the reward or benefit. You’ll figure out the steps that are necessary to help you.

If you’ve read this far, there’s likely something big you want to achieve. You must do something differently. Stop resisting.

Your reason for wanting change is bigger than any perceived difficulty you think the change might create.

Change is good. Change leads to growth.

Don’t dread change. Look forward to better results.

How will you get where you really want to go by doing or being the same?

About the author (gaylelantz)

Gayle Lantz is a leadership consultant, speaker, author and founder of WorkMatters, Inc. She works with organizations, executives and top performers who are serious about growing their business and themselves..
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