Scared of change? Here’s how not to be

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Scared of change? Here’s how not to be

An extract from ‘Future-Proof Yourself: How to win at work and life’ by Nikki Bush

Nikki Bush

When things change dramatically, they rarely, if ever, go back to “normal”.

The way things used to be and the way things are will never be identical. The way you were and who you are now are different too. Disruption demands that we let go of the past and step into a new way of being. It’s like a chemical reaction: nothing is ever the same again.

Think of the tides and the wind: we don’t control them, but we can learn how to harness their power to work for us. When the wind comes up at the beach, on a dam or lagoon, the fair-weather bathers disappear and the adrenalin-junkie kite surfers and paragliders arrive, game to take on the wind and the tide. Just like them, we can learn new skills to deal with change. With patience, determination and practice we can improve our competence. We can build our confidence and gain a sense of control, even when everything feels out of control...

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