Change Happens: How to Accept, Navigate and Master Change

Written by Michael Angier


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Which brings us to one ofrepparttar first steps in dealing with change . . .

How will this change affect me? Too often, people resist change before allowing themselves to explore its potential benefits.

Make a sincere effort to look forrepparttar 102106 good in what appears to be changing. Because of a natural resistance torepparttar 102107 unknown, we must consciously and logically analyze what this difference will mean to us. And itís often not what we first perceive.

How can I exploit this change? Many fortunes have been made by taking swift advantage of changes and trends before others have realized how to do so.

A change that altersrepparttar 102108 rules means opportunity only if youíre able to seerepparttar 102109 new connections and exploit them.

If after thoroughly exploringrepparttar 102110 potential good, we seerepparttar 102111 change as negatively impacting us, we must then askrepparttar 102112 next question . . .

Is there anything I can do about this? Thereís no question that some change runs counter to our best interests. If this isrepparttar 102113 case, we need to find out if we can changerepparttar 102114 circumstances. This is no time to play victim. Often what LOOKS like a situation totally outside of our control can in fact be altered.

If we can't changerepparttar 102115 circumstances, then ask . . .

How can I minimizerepparttar 102116 impact of this change? First we must accept it. Thereís no payoff to being upset about it. If your destination is LA and you find yourself in San Francisco due to bad weather or mechanical difficulties, being angry about it will not get you to LA. In fact it will hinder you.

By acceptingrepparttar 102117 reality ofrepparttar 102118 situation, we can then change our strategies. We can take a new tack. We can change sails. We can set a new course.

Only when we acceptrepparttar 102119 change can we make rational, informed and effective decisions. Only then can we use our knowledge and skills to adjust torepparttar 102120 changing winds and arrive at our intended destination.

Now isrepparttar 102121 time for green-light thinking. Now isrepparttar 102122 time to attackrepparttar 102123 problem with our intellect, to getrepparttar 102124 help we need, to do whatever it takes to adjust to this change.

In all of these steps, we need to be creative. As paradigms shift, as new systems go into place and new technologies evolve, we must be open to how this changesrepparttar 102125 setup as we knew it.

Our success is largely dependent upon our acceptance and response torepparttar 102126 change that takes place around us. Extinctions occur as a result of an inability to change. To change is often difficult, but to not change may prove fatal.

Those who will thrive inrepparttar 102127 new millennium will be those who have positive attitudes toward change. Those who donít will be left behind, or worse yet, they will founder.

Michael Angier is the founder and president of Success Net, publishers of SUCCESS STRATEGIES and SUCCESS DIGEST. Success Net is a worldwide association committed to helping people become more knowledgeable, productive and effective. Their mission is to inform, inspire and empower people to be their best--personally and professionally. Free subscriptions, memberships, books and SuccessMark Cards are available at http://www.SuccessNet.org




Building Solid Foundations

Written by Michael Angier


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That's because they were buildingrepparttar foundation--the foundation to support a grand structure. And that takes time.

The engineers,repparttar 102105 architect andrepparttar 102106 owner certainly weren't standing around saying, "Where'srepparttar 102107 building? Why can't I see more progress?" They knew that a majority ofrepparttar 102108 time to constructrepparttar 102109 building would be spent in layingrepparttar 102110 groundwork.

Oncerepparttar 102111 foundation is ready and cured,repparttar 102112 rest ofrepparttar 102113 construction happens at impressive speed. Even mistakes made inrepparttar 102114 superstructure can be corrected without too much difficulty. But faults inrepparttar 102115 foundation CANNOT be easily repaired and will jeopardizerepparttar 102116 entire structure.

And why should what we build be any different? We need to put strong foundations under our dreams, our businesses and our relationships. I believe that this is where many people struggle. They're too focused onrepparttar 102117 payoff and don't give enough attention torepparttar 102118 hard work and careful planning required in buildingrepparttar 102119 substructure. They want to start putting up walls and bringing inrepparttar 102120 business too soon.

And inrepparttar 102121 end, most fail because there's notrepparttar 102122 right support.

Every business, every marriage, every cause will be tested. Just being a "good guy" and "doingrepparttar 102123 right thing" will not insulate you fromrepparttar 102124 gales,repparttar 102125 attacks andrepparttar 102126 infestations that will most definitely occur.

But with a strong foundation, built with good materials, with painstaking effort, your structure will be one that withstands all assaults and fully supports your endeavors.



Michael Angier is the founder and president of Success Net, publishers of SUCCESS STRATEGIES and SUCCESS DIGEST. Success Net is a worldwide association committed to helping people become more knowledgeable, productive and effective. Their mission is to inform, inspire and empower people to be their best--personally and professionally. Free subscriptions, memberships, books and SuccessMark Cards are available at http://www.SuccessNet.org


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