I hate change, I don’t hate the idea of change; I just hate the cost of change and the discomfort it causes!
** BTW: If you expected to read a sugar coated article about how “change is great” and “you should love change” you’re reading the wrong content! **
Change is painful, change makes me admit that I am inadequate and incomplete! Change says that in order to achieve more I have to do more, and doing more is tiring! But here is the thing, being worn out from crap you don’t care about versus being worn out from working towards your desires feels completely different. There is a sense of satisfaction. A sense of pride. A sense of “I can actually do this!” Oh, and if you thought this was about leading others through change, again you may be disappointed, while this formula will work with others, this is more about you and me than it is anyone else. That’s the first thing about leading change, your mind set has to be: “change starts with me first!” If you can’t lead yourself through change you have no place and certainly no hope leading anyone else through it!
In his book, Developing the Leader Within You, John Maxwell says that if we are to lead in change we must “know two important requisites: Knowing the technical requirements of the change, and understanding the attitude and motivational demands for bringing it about.” Asked personally – Do I know how to change and Are my heart and mind aligned to actually facilitate change? If I/you can’t answer yes to both of these questions, the likelihood of actually achieving change is slim to none!
As if change wasn’t hard enough now you’re being told that you need to actually know what to do and have the right mindset to do it!
But when you break the model for change down into a formula and answer the corresponding questions our ability to change and achieve the things we desire become more realistic!
Knowledge + Desire + Determination = Change
Knowledge tells us how to change, Desire tells us why to change, and Determination allows us to break through change!
In the following post I will be breaking down each variable to the equation for a deeper level of understanding and the questions we should be asking ourselves!