Do you ever feel buffeted about by the winds of change? As though life is out of your control? Would you like to know how to successfully navigate change?
Today, I am delighted to share with you my interview with the “Vizier”, an avid student of change. The Vizier offers exceptional insight into and guidance for working successfully with the constantly shifting forces of change.
Instead of feeling like a victim of change, you can learn to master, influence, and transform the changes that take place in your life.
Here are the Vizier’s secrets for working with change.
Sandra: You’ve been studying change for 10 years. What fascinates you about change? What have you learned?
The Vizier: The thing that fascinates me most about change is how your actions and choices can influence it. Change is not something that is beyond your control. It is possible to prevent disasters and to have good fortune instead of misfortune. Grave misfortune need not happen to you if you are watchful and alert. But here, you have to take responsibility to manage the changes in your life well.
Think about it. Every single change that happens has a reason or reasons behind it. Change is not random or without logic. It is just that your awareness is finite. As such, you may not see or grasp the many contributing factors, choices and actions that happen over time to bring about change. Take the recent nuclear disaster in Japan for example. Experts are saying that it need not have happened. Proper foresight and action could have prevented the disaster. But this insight is the result of hindsight. True foresight and timely action ensures that your life is more smooth sailing.
The key to managing change well is awareness. You cannot manage change if you are unaware of it beforehand. When it comes to change, it is not necessary to grasp all the factors that cause it. A general idea in most cases about what you can or cannot do will suffice. In another words, if you knew a disaster would happen to you next week, you would have time to narrow down the cause and to take action to avoid or prevent it. If it is not possible to avoid it, then you will at least be prepared to manage it well.