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Journey to Growth - Change
July 8, 2016
Have you ever tried to get someone to change, and only experienced resistance? How successful has anyone been in getting you to make changes?
That is because when people feel pressured to make changes; their natural reaction is to resist.
What can you do to minimize resistance and make positive change in your life or others?
Here are some fundamental principles that professional coaches apply that enable people to respond to change.
First, people don’t resist change if it is their idea. When it comes time to implement any of the solutions identified by these people, resistance will not be an issue, because the solutions are their ideas.
Second, people will make changes if they feel it is in their best interest to do so. Therefore, you must help them see the benefits of making changes.
Third, the best way to get people to make changes is to lead them. John Maxwell said" “The True Measure of Leadership Is Influence, Nothing More, Nothing Less “. To lead them you need to increase your influence.
The worst thing you can do is to intimidate, threaten or push people to change. It surely will build resentment.
Making positive changes
Think in terms of possibilities
Have a supportive environment
Try to avoid doing it alone
Author's Personal Story (part 2):
My personal growth journey started from traumatic change -the separation from my past. Here are the three steps:
Step one: Begins with acceptance of the sudden death of my husband. Gradually, I began to realize that I was encountering transformative crises (identity issues, resource issues, support issues, security issues, environment issues, and others). Recognizing these issues I was facing led to step one of separation from my past.
Step two: Awareness of who I am - my dreams, desires, gifts, strengths and natural abilities. The initiation process enabled me to understand my inner strengths, which allowed me to move forward towards a more desirable future.
Step three: To move forward required a whole new thinking process. I began to discover my capabilities, talents and strengths. I returned my reality with clarity of direction and moved forward purposely.
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