Very good and timely piece in Psychology Today about how change is (or should be) part of a smart, ongoing strategy for all of us.
January is traditionally a time of change (or the desire for change) for many people. We make resolutions, we use the words “always” or “never” and “I will” or “I won’t” a lot. A whole lot!
When done right, change is a good thing. And change is never something you’re done with. We’re all works in progress. (I had an employee who, every time she was asked about a mistake she made or something she avoided or forgot, would tell me as an excuse, “I’m a WIP — a work in progress!”)
Seriously, with the right focus/attitude, good support and a strong vision, there is nothing you can’t change. To summarize this piece in PT,
- Believe in yourself
- Focus on your strengths
- Know and say adios to your pessimistic beliefs
- Seek out people who can support and help you
- Don’t be afraid to take risks — go for it
- And my personal goal to go along with all of this: Laugh at it all and find the fun in everything — everything