Oct 9, 2009

Are you a Change Agent?

How do you survive change you did not ask for? Below are some important strategies for surviving unexpected change.

Engage in at least one activity every day that you can completely control.
Fake the confidence and skills you need to rebound until you have them. This will help you rewire your brain to be what you imagine.

Focus on where you want to be a year from now. Look forward versus backward.

Celebrate small successes. Create positive energy.

Consider why options might work, even if you suspect they won't.

Eliminate "yes, but" from your vocabulary.

Help others with their problems. Talking out a solution that is similar to your situation may give you priceless perspective.

Encourage yourself. You Can Do It!

Schedule a 15-minute daily "worry time". If you have a tendency to worry, pick a time and do it, and at all other times, just say not now.

Remind yourself of your strengths and positive qualities each time you think of your problems. You have a whole tool kit to deal with issues, use it.


  1. i think these are good and also always research ANY and ALL options or variables that are involved in the process of that change. being more informed will also help to alieviate the stress of the unknown.


  2. I've seen a lot of people over the years who have such a hard time with change. It's never easy, but I try to roll with it and make the best of it. Miss A has a great point, and that is something I try to do...information is power!

  3. Good pointers. It is so hard to move from our comfort zones sometimes. I played "The Change Game" at a teaching conference and was very surprised at what I learned about change. Because I was an "early adopter" (if the idea was good), it was so hard for me to understand how people could resist a great idea. But they do it everyday just because :we've always done it that way".


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