In our topsy-turvy, commotion-filled world, the pace of constant change is accelerating faster than superhuman Usain Bolt can sprint 100 metres. Change can be dizzying and exhilarating! Yet for many frightening too!
Mindset is key
It is our mindset and how we view things that is critical. Your mindset is effectively the way you think. When faced with a change we must consider how we process those thoughts in our mind. We need to fight against our natural instinct to resist change and our negative thought patterns that usually come at breathtaking speeds – unconsciously even. Instead, we should embrace a more agile mindset, grasping hold of and looking ahead to the opportunities that are presented before us. How we think about and perceive change is key. For example, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw “There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”
Our world is filled with disruption, indeed all things are in commotion and everything that can be shaken – is being shaken! For daily evidence of that fact – simply watch the news! My thoughts turned to Dylan Thomas “Do not go gentle into that good night (as I considered President Trump’s latest remarks) …. Rage, rage against the dying of the light” – will be his repeated hyperbole until he leaves the world stage. As the acceleration and hastening influences in our world through technology and globalisation continue at warp speeds, clinging to and living our values each and every day will be the key to dealing with the changes set to come.
Do you know what your core values are? Have you established what matters most to you?
Pause for a moment in amongst the turmoil and vicissitudes of the day.
Determine to embrace change. Choose to change your thoughts, to change your world.
What will you do to reconsider how you view that change today?