My recent message on the Five Enemies of Change has definitely struck a nerve with lots of people. I have had plenty of folks follow up with me and say how helpful the message was. I am glad. It’s really important to know the enemy that could keep you from making the changes in your life. It’s almost impossible to defeat an enemy if you don’t know your enemy.
The first enemy I discussed was FEAR. There are lots of us who have a fear of making change in our lives. We become apprehensive of making change and convince ourselves that change will be too hard on us. We even begin to think that change will be bad for us.
Tip 2: Educate yourself. Educate yourself about your fear. Some fears are based on personal experiences, childhood trauma or abuse or even tragedy, loss and grief. Others are as a result of culture and past experiences. The more you understand about your fears and how they came to be, the greater your confidence will be in overcoming it.
Tip 3: Ask for help. There is no rule that says that you must overcome your fears alone. You can and should ask for help. There are plenty of people who have overcome the same fear, you should find them and ask them to help you.
Remember, change will always happen. It will happen for you or to you. Leaders don’t let change happen to them, they make it happen for them.
Don’t Be Afraid, Be a Change Agent,