I was reading LaTessa’s blog about change yesterday and I thought it was very accurate. Change can be very difficult for people who aren’t very adaptable. Our own adaptability can be improved through our attitudes. I found this article about adaptability and wanted to share it. For those of you that don’t have time to read the entire article, I have listed five positive and negative characteristics of change from the article.
Rigidity—“It’s my way or the highway”
Discontent—“No, I don’t like it this way. Why can’t we…”
Unapproachable—“Don’t bother me unless it’s worth my time and you agree with me”
Bluntness—“That’s a stupid idea!”
Resistance—“This is the way we’ve always done it”
Confidence -means that you believe in yourself; you trust your own judgment and resourcefulness.
Tolerance – That means you’re open to accepting opinions and practices different from your own
Empathy – “I feel what you feel. I can put myself in your shoes.”
Positivity – A positive attitude leads to positive events in your life.
Respect for others – This is the sincere desire to understand and consider other people’s choices, commitments and needs in relation to yours.
“If at first a new idea doesn’t seem ridiculous, then there is no hope for it.” –Albert Einstein
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often” -Winston Churchill