Hi, and welcome to the Leadership Done Right YouTube Channel. Change is often hard because knowing how to change with the right mindset can be difficult. Have you ever gone through an experience where change was happening around you and there was nothing you could do about it?
Change may have happened so quickly that you couldn’t maintain a stable and certain environment from day to day. Experiences like these can be very difficult and try our patience. But, when we learn how to change with the right mindset, we are able to handle them with more ease.
How to Change with the Right Mindset
There are people that deal with change in stride and others that fight change as much as they can. And, there’s a wide range of people somewhere in between.
What does the Wrong Mindset Look Like?
So what does the wrong mindset look like? People like stability, consistency, and dependability. As a result, they often expect a stable and certain environment in most if not all aspects of life. When change happens, they think the role of the leader is to maintain a perfectly stable and certain environment and when that doesn’t happen, they get upset, frustrated, and even angry at leadership. They feel that change will make their life more challenging, so they don’t want it.
Don’t Be This Guy!
There is a guy I worked with once that fit right into this category. He fought any form of change that was introduced. We continuously encouraged him and tried to explain to him that the change was for his own good. And, if he would accept it and move forward, it would make his life easier. Rather than change and adapt to move forward, he would fight it until it was forced upon him and he had no choice but to accept it. Once he finally accepted it, his life was easier and he would always say, “What a great idea that was.” Then when a new change came up, he would fight it all over again. [Read more…] about How to Change With The Right Mindset