Friday, August 9, 2013

Embracing Change

In twenty-first century education, one thing is certain: change is happening faster than ever before. It’s as if we’re on an out-of-control roller coaster. But you don’t have to be crushed by change. There are simple strategies you can use not only to survive change, but also to partner with it, making it your ally.

Although you cannot control change, you have absolute mastery over how you react to it. That can make all the difference.

Anticipate change. If you expect change, you won’t be as shocked when t inevitably happens and transforms your world.

Be flexible.  Martial arts teach the critical importance of flexibility. This is true in our change-bombarded lives for our mental attitudes. Stay flexible about every belief. Obsolescence no longer applies only to cars and technology. It’s true for every aspect of human knowledge. Do more than just passively go with the flow. Seek positive aspects in change. This will radically adjust your attitude to become more pro-change. We must not be like the cat that hates change – preferring to stay curled up safe and snug in front of the fireplace. Everything’s evolving, including the fireplace!

Hone your sense of urgency. Keep your to-do list uncluttered. Tackle new tasks urgently. You never know what’s coming next.

Work daily on these attitude adjustments. You’ll be on the cutting edge of change – not only mastering it, but also flourishing as a result. 

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