Why you need to embrace change? The bottom line is that if we don’t learn to embrace change, it will affect us negatively in both our personal and professional lives. Here are 10 reasons to embrace change: 

1. Important for personal growth 

Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Companies are made of people and their personal development is a vital part in both the person’s as well as the company’s growth and success. 

2. Challenging your beliefs

When you challenge your beliefs, you change the way to see the world, in a very positive manner. Instead of creating “things” that somebody may buy someday, if we change the optics and focus energies on their needs, desires, expectations and interests instead of ours, the benefit and result will be positive. 

3. Re-evaluate your beliefs

Now that you have challenged your beliefs, you can change the way you see things and maybe take a new direction. Through embracing change, you even might find totally new ways to do business as you will be more in tune and ready for different interests and perspectives.

4. Repeating same patterns

Another reason to embrace change is to avoid repeating the same patterns. If something is not working, change it! You can’t expect different results with the same approach. This also makes it possible for you to develop your product. 

5. Reveal your strengths

If you embrace change either in your work or personal life, it can reveal your strenghts that you did not know you had or did know but will now be able to show it in a new way. 

6. Triggering progress

When you have new situations, you will need to be able to see them from a new angle, and this can be a good thing. This gives you an opportunity to learn something new. If this is something that you have not done before, don’t be scared. You can learn more about it or do different kinds of training. It will force you to move forward, but in a good way. 

7. Learning from your mistakes

What is more important than learning from your mistakes? It is important to keep trying, finding out new ways to do things and not give up. It is important to learn from them, trial and error. Mistakes are something that you also usually remember, and usually will not repeat the same mistake again. 

8. Helping to move on

Embracing change will let you keep moving on instead of getting stuck on what did not work or did not feel good anymore. It is forcing you to look at things from a new perspective. 

9. Leading to new experiences

When you are embracing change, you will be surprised how many new experiences and opportunities will follow. But it takes courage to take the leap of faith and try something new. 

10. Bringing you closer to people

What is in the middle of it all -people. When you embrace change, you will be able to connect with and understand more people. People are in the heart of everything. 

I am a person that embraces change, which means that I do not see change as adversity, but an opportunity to improve myself and try new things. If you want to read more about how to embrace change at work, there is a good blog post on the subject here

Linda Nilsson-Aro

Event and Project Management professional.


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