This month we’ve been talking about change. We’ve discussed navigating change, trusting in the process, and how change is happening with each passing minute. These topics have mainly been related to how change happens to us. This week I’d like to focus on the active role we can play in change.
When I view change from the passive role of change happening to me, it’s easy to feel powerless. When I initiate change there is a feeling of power because I am the one taking the action. It seems that when I’m initiating at least some of the change happening in my life, there’s much less room to feel like a victim.
I’ve noticed this theme throughout my work life. Whenever I haven’t had a vision for where my job/role was going, I’ve felt as if I wasn’t in charge of my destiny. However, whenever I’ve initiated projects for myself or volunteered to help with an existing project, I’ve felt like I have more control over my job and there’s more of a purpose in my work.
Even with my current role, as entrepreneur and solo business owner, those times when I’ve let things get stagnant, I’ve felt like I’ve lost direction with my business. However, when I try new things, even if they fail, I feel a renewed sense of purpose. This makes me feel powerful and on track with my work.
So, you see, change is important to us. The change we initiate can make us feel powerful and in charge of our lives. What change can you make now?