“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
An inside-out approach is the most effective way to create change.
I’m sharing 3 thoughts on how I feel we should deal with the inevitability of change and, when necessary, how to bring people along with you.
Following and nailing a prediction should not be the goal, rather shifting to exercising the capacity to anticipate change. There’s a difference.
Predictions force and lead into a false certainty.
Having a visual map.
Change is a journey. Therefore, experiment with developing journey maps, which are visual representations of touch points that we have had when dealing with something.
The touch points could signal people interactions, task completion, as well as the flow of the enthusiasm and energy level around what’s happening.
A journey map can help identify who you are leaving out of a process, as well as ways to extend an experience for others.
Bring out failures.
“Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once.”
I like this quote because it offers a refreshing reminder to approach events with lightness.
If you reverse engineer and unpack a failure, you can better use it as a learning opportunity and do not make ( hopefully) the same mistake again.
When we are honest, we can admit that our best learning has come from our mistakes and mishaps.