04 Aug Be A Game Changer!
Are you a victim of change or a Game Changer?
Here is what a victim does:
- blame someone else for “doing this to you?”
- declare there is “nothing I can do about it.”
- resign using my least favorite phrase, “it is what it is.” (Why does “It” get to define the situation?)
What frustrates most of us about change is that it feels out of our control. We are thrust into situations that we would not pick for ourselves…and so we complain and, at our worst, refuse to accept what is now our reality.
The first way you can take control back is to decide “I will thrive in this new reality!” Because you can.
This is what a Game Changer does:
- Take a good, honest look at the situation.
- Identify what you can control and what you cannot control. Do not forget or underestimate the fact that you control your attitude. This can be your most powerful asset if you use it to help you.
- Focus on what you can control and use your talents and resources to make them the best you can.
- Make a list of steps you will take to manage the change in the areas you can control. Clarity is key. Be specific. This will keep you focused on what matters.
You are either in the midst of change, emerging from a season of change, or seeing change on the horizon; you’ll cycle through these three stages all of your life. Managing change is a skill that will take you higher and farther. You don’t have to be a victim of change. Make it work for you. Be a Game Changer!
written by Diane Vaccaro