December 10, 2022

Receptive to Change

Our calendars aren't always followed. As much as we try to have our week planned, our schedule changes as we respond to new developments.

That's how it is in our personal lives, in business, and in other activities.

We have to learn to adapt quickly, so that we're able to do something when it matters. Otherwise, we lose opportunities.

To be receptive to change, we must be resilient emotionally and mentally.

1. Emotional Resilience

We must be able to manage our emotions. The initial response might be overwhelm, or there may be feelings of anger, hurt, or resentment. We should be in touch with our emotional state, recognize those emotions, and actively move away from negativity.

We know that change is normal. That we must be able to pivot fast. We also know that challenges are part of life, and they are only temporary. The focus should be on how to get through those challenges, shift from the negative emotions to positivity and optimism.

2. Mental Resilience

By being mentally tough, we can remain calm, collected, and focused in times of crisis. Big changes don't knock us down—we remain standing and able to respond quickly. We think of solutions, make decisions, and move forward.

Mental resilience means we are able to respond quickly to changes. We don't let ourselves get paralyzed because of overwhelm and stress.

Receptivity to change starts with accepting that change happens all the time, and that challenges are part of life. They are constants. We should expect them and train ourselves to respond well.