Hello to all my readers
What are the benefits of changes for you?
What are the consequences for you of staying the same?
What are the reasons for changes?
You might know this quote:
The first step to change starts in our mind, our thought process and our mindset. If we don’t like who we are and where we are in our life, we can change it. Most of the time changes happen because we just wake up one day and decide that we don’t want to feel like that anymore or ever again, so we change just like that! Therefore we should not fear changes, as they are opportunities for development and for personal growth. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. You will have a few setbacks along the way and this is the time where you have to show your determination and fighting spirit to comeback strongly to be a winner! You need to show bouncebackability! If you really want to know the meaning of this word and how to apply to different aspects of life, then I warmly invite you to read one of my favorite posts of my inspiring dear bro! You are in for a treat, I assure you!
Are you NOW set for change?
A few years ago, I came across the ‘change equation formula’ developed by Richard Beckhard. It helps people to think through issues of individual change and development. It suggests that the majority of people will resist or avoid change because it often brings with it some level of pain or discomfort. In order to help people change, some other factors need to be brought into the process.
Here is the formula: A+B+C >D
It suggests that for productive change to occur the sum of A + B + C must exceed the value of D, where:
A = attractive vision of the future. What do I want? How can I clarify my vision – what help do I need?
B = some dissatisfaction with the present. What would I most like to change? What is the basis of the dissatisfaction? If I did change my role, what would I be leaving behind? How important is that to me? Which has the greatest pull – the way things are at present or the way they could be if I change things? How much do I really want to change?
C = some practical first steps. What can I do to move things forward? What resources and networking do I have available?
D = the pain involved in changing. What is the magnitude of the change required? How will I and others be affected by the change?
Consider each Beckhard factor, give the best estimate as to whether each factor is low, medium or high priority and what actions you need to take to increase/decrease its priority. (Sorry Guys, I guess my love for maths is evident in this post! )
Please answer the above questions for yourself, making notes as you go along and notice the major themes that come through. Use these to design an action plan. You can visit my website www.thebooksonsuccess.com and download the PDF exercise called ‘The Change Equation Formula’ for a printer-friendly version. When you download this PDF, I’ve made sure that as an extra gift, you discover what leadership skills to use in order to help you with the change process.
Individuals learn and adapt more readily if they have a good enough reason why they should change their behaviours and can see the benefits for themselves, in the short and long term.
It’s not about perfection, it’s about effort. When we bring that effort every single day, transformation happens and change occurs!
Change is the essence of life and business. It’s a process and it takes time.
Remember: Don’t ever change just to impress and please someone. Change because it makes you a better person and leads you to a better future.
Only when you consistently apply the secret of change in your life, then you discover the real benefits of changing:
To your successful changes
Double Winner Awards Author of ‘The book on Success‘