Monday, October 05, 2009

Enthusiasm! & Change

This morning I had the opportunity to speak before 170+ people on the topic of Getting & Keeping Enthusiasm Especially In Times of Change and Uncertainty. This was a great group of people who have had or are currently in the midst of significant changes in their lives. There was only so much to be discovered and explored in an hour program. So I thought it might be a good idea to continue the discussion here on the Enthusiasm! 4U blog for the rest of this week.

As you have come to realize, the topic of enthusiasm is rich, broad and deep. That's also the case when it comes to change and transition. How one is--what they think, feel, believe and do--in times of change and transition makes a huge difference for them and those around them. This whole change process can be an enhancement to one's life or a barrier to enthusiasm, overall well-being and achieving positive results.

Change involves going from the known to the unknown. Stepping into uncertainty is what the unknown is all about. One way to make sure this whole change thing doesn't become a barrier to your experience and expression of enthusiasm is to think about other times when you have experienced significant changes in your life, both personally and professionally. Then identify and write down specific things you did to get through to the other side. This list becomes your template and guide for current and future times of change and transition. You could make this a part of your Enthusiasm! Sizzle Kit(sm), which allows you to keep your energy and enthusiasm reserves built up.

Here's another look at the change and transition process.

People don't resist change; they resist transition. It is difficult to leave behind the "old" ways, even if the new way is exciting and appealing. People resist the loss of their identity (and sense of security)...

-William Bridges

Flowing with the Shifts,


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