3 questions to help you feel more in control and be change ready

3 Questions to Feel More In Control and Be Change Ready

Whenever we are faced with change, it is to our advantage to be positive change agents – even when in the midst of chaos. Easier said than done, right? Well… maybe not. Let me share three questions you can ask yourself to feel more in control and be change-ready.

3 Questions to Help You Feel More In Control and Be Change Ready

The last year and a half have been some of the most uncertain for individuals and organizations. The COVID pandemic turned us all on our heads and caused a lot of change that many of us weren’t ready to handle.

And now as we see the world beginning to return to its new state of ‘normal’, there will be many more changes that we will all have to embrace.

But here’s the deal. With change we often see worry. Worry about what the future will bring. Worry about what impact it will have on you directly. Worry about… well, that’s the thing… it can be worry about just about anything.

Worries are just made-up stories that are predicting bad things that could happen. They aren’t a reality. It’s just a way that so many of us have been conditioned to deal with change.

If we want to feel more in control during change so that we are change-ready, then we need to reframe worries from being bad stories and think of them instead as risks.

As you do this, there are three questions that you can ask yourself, to help feel more in control of the change. They are:

  1. What can go wrong?
  2. How can we prevent ‘X’ from going wrong?
  3. If ‘X’ does go wrong, what is our contingency plan?

Can you see how by reframing the worries into risks you have more control over the change that is coming?

The next time you are faced with change, small or large, and you find yourself worrying, give this a try. And then let me know how it worked for you!

Together we can navigate the future of work! #BeChangeReady