The change will do me good.by R girl on 03/30/14
I admit it. I am not very good at embracing change. In fact, I would say that many of the major changes in my life I resisted and went along only after lots of kicking and screaming. Why is that? Certainly I don't think I'm the one person on the planet who will avoid the discomfort and uncertainty of change. So why do I resist rather than embrace changes?
I've given this topic a lot of thought lately, mainly because my work world is undergoing some big changes. I'm facing uncertainty about who my new boss will be, what my new duties will be, who my new co-workers will be. It's all up in the air right now. None of the planned changes are going in a direction I would have chosen, if I had been given the choice. I guess that's the part that's hard for me. I need to come to grips with the fact that I'm not going to make the decisions that will affect my professional life. There is no element of choice involved, as far as I'm concerned.
I've spent the past four weeks wishing the changes weren't coming, and allowing myself to be sad and scared of the uncertainty that lies ahead. It occurred to me, while on a walk this morning, that the more time I spend wishing for what was the longer it will take me to adjust and move forward in my ever changing world. I decided today to embrace the changes and be grateful for the good aspects of my job.
I've completely turned my attitude around. Rather than dread the unknown, I'm going to look forward to meeting the new people who will be entering my work world. I'm going to welcome the new duties and make a point to do the best job I can. After all, that's what I'm paid to do. I'll use this as an opportunity to become stronger and more flexible because it's only a matter of time before the next change comes my way. Wish me luck!