As I sat to write this blog, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the change that has incurred in different areas of my life as I move forward to success.
In our world CHANGE is constant and something we all need to deal with. I believe our viewpoint of change is the key to moving forward and not backwards in that we can never stand still. From that perspective we need to learn how to handle change whether positive or negative to keep on the road to success.
Are you a Wish a-Could a-Would a IF?
Are you flexible to regroup and turn a 180 degrees if necessary to achieve your goal?
Can you look at change events from an outside perspective without an emotional lens?
Are you willing to make the changes needed to move forward? Or are you a Woah is me stuck not moving forward?
Some of the above questions may have a positive ring and some may not. The underlying question in all of these is how do you handle life events that sometimes are less desirable than others. In both cases, it is important to not overreact. Yes, it is possible to overreact emotionally when things go well and when things don’t go so well.
Sometimes change is good even if you perceive it as negative.
The point is what do you learn from it and how do you make it work instead of drowning in self pity. That can take you backwards. I am an author and have had to make some changes in my lifestyle to achieve my idea of success…which is no less than a movie or HBO series. Sacrifices sometimes go along with change and needs to be held in perspective of the ultimate goal.
So welcome change, embrace it, and use it to your advantage whether positive or negative!
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