Change can be a good thing!.
The truth is nobody really likes or wants change, if things are going well or not, keeping the status quo often seems like the easy and safe option. When businesses grow or markets alter, in some cases it is necessary to make changes, either small variations or transformational shifts to meet these challenges. Change is only accepted when there is a need and when. When a candidate thinks about changing jobs or careers, one of the main reasons is in addressing market needs – money – security – development. Embracing change is not a difficult skill to learn but a shift in mindset can help you view change as a good thing, once you start this process you’ll see some of the benefits that can follow. Here are seven reasons why embracing change can be a very good habit to adopt.
1. Change helps growth
Changes often force us to adapt in ways we’ve never experienced, which can be a major driver of professional, corporate and personal growth and development.
2. Change teaches you to be flexible and nimble
Entrepreneurs by implication are expert at change, they have to work and think on their toes. By embracing change and meeting it head-on with excitement, you can learn not to be so set in your ways—which can help you maintain a more positive attitude.
3. Change can challenge your values and beliefs
Reacting to change often involves re-evaluating your belief system, if you’re open to learning new ways of approaching problems, you may find you learn something. Alternately, change may simply reinforce your trust in the belief system you already have. Either way, you become stronger.
4. Change reveals your strengths
Without being forced to accept changes, you might never learn the true measure of your own strength—including your ability to adapt in new (and often interesting) ways.
5. Change makes you more compassionate
When you become “too comfortable” in your own situation, it can be much more difficult to understand what others might be going through. Change reminds you to be kind when you’re considering the choices other people may make.
6. Change breaks up routines
By breaking up your routine, change keeps your mind active, refocusing your thoughts so your mind stays active and doesn’t become fixated on negative thought patterns. Studies suggest that by occasionally taking a different route into work you increase your creativity output by 10%.
7. Change offers opportunities
By altering the way you live your life, even in a small way, change can present opportunities that can have a domino effect, providing you with more choices than you ever considered possible—so you can create a more fulfilling and authentic life.