This article discusses five changes that can make a dramatic impact on your life: And, the good thing about them is that you don’t need to wait for someone else to start realizing the benefits. Your future is in your own hands.
The first change we must make has to do with our health. We must make it a priority, do our own research, and take care of our bodies.
The second change has to do with taking care of others. Is there someone in your life that requires your support and nurturing now?
The third change is to begin preparing for your next job right now. With the lightening speed of change, who knows when opportunity will knock. You’ve got to be ready and poised to make a move. So make sure that you take advantage of educational offerings and stay at the top of your game. While others may be pensive and fearful, you must remain positive, focused, and productive.
The fourth change has to do with interpersonal skills. People who get along with others tend to have longevity in organizations. Be sure to appreciate and work well with diverse people. Be a leader and set small goals to learn more about the diversity in your organization. Don’t wait until a specific national emphasis month; instead incorporate learning about others into your daily routine.
The fifth change is to prepare for the future. Start putting into place backup plans for your retirement and future well-being. Are you learning to live within your means and spending less and saving more? With all the fear in the air, it’s easy to get paralyzed, confused, and apathetic. But, for leaders and winners, change implies, taking charge. And, those that take charge are noticed and rewarded! We have a choice; we can be swept up by change or we can learn to face it, embrace it, and manage it. We must be firm, yet flexible at the same time. Spencer Johnson’s #1 bestseller, Who Moved My Cheese tackles this subject with humor and insight. If you haven’t read it already, you’ll want to read it. It inspires great thought and offers a wonderful perspective on how to deal with change. In it he uses four characters, Sniff and Scurry and Hem and Haw to represent the search for cheese in the maze of life.
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Barbara Talley is a Poet, Author, Publisher, and Keynote speaker who speaks on Time Management, Goal Setting, Empowerment, Communications, Diversity, Leadership, and Women’s Issues. To book Barbara for an event, phone 301.428.4831, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her website www.thepoetspeaks.com.