W.I.N. Wednesday: Lessons From Life's Most Powerful Question - Do we really hate change?
In my seminars on the Pursuit of Personal Excellence and What's Important Now? I talk about change and people's resistance to change. I even use the following quote:
Most people hate two things:
- They hate change.
- And, they hate the way things are.
In a recent Gapingvoid Art blog post Hugh MacLeod put a new spin on resistance to change for me. MacLeod says, "People don't resist change. They resist being changed…..People want guidance - they don't want to feel controlled."
A powerful insight into the resistance around change. When you view the resistance from this perspective you realize that in order to effect a cultural change in an organization it is critical to provide people with tools, strategies, tactics, goals, and a clear understanding of the 'Why'. (Watch Simon Sinek's TED talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek for an explanation of the importance of starting with 'Why'.)
One of the simplest and most effective change tools you can give people is an understanding of Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now? Embracing the power of this simple question allows you to gain greater clarify regarding the choices, challenges and decisions facing you every day. You will very quickly be able to determine what is really a priority and then reestablish focus and commitment to what is important. I am continually amazed at the stories and feedback I receive from people regarding how they have applied this simple, but powerful question to inspire excellence in both themselves and others.
What's Important Now? - Embrace Life's Most Powerful Question. Make it part of your life and your success rituals, and share it with others in your life.
Committed to the pursuit of excellence through Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now?
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