Depending on your personality you have probably asked one of the following questions when it comes to change. See if you can can identify with any of them.
1. “I love change, when can we start?”
2. “I like change, can we wait to start?”
3. “I loath change, do we have to start?”
All great questions! All express our attitude or feelings about change and believe it or not, that's good! Now that you have identified your change awareness I want to suggest 5 other questions you should ask BEFORE you change something.
1. Am I Willing To Commit To The Long Haul?
In my experience change doesn’t happen overnight. If it does we usually call that a miracle. Change is forged over time by leaders who hang in there and stick with it to the end. Winston Churchill describes the willing determination of the bulldog. “The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.” You will need the commitment of a bulldog to see change to the end.
2. Am I Called To Do This?
There is a certain resiliency that comes with knowing you are called to do something. A calling helps you crash through quitting points when they arise. A calling reminds you that the changes you are about to implement are