We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we create them – Albert Einstein
Preparing workforce to embrace change is one of the biggest challenges at workplace. Huge sums of money is spent on coaxing and training employees, to come on board, when a corporation changes its culture, brings in a new leader, or even a way of doing things. Perhaps it’s related to Maslow’s theory where comfort and safety fall under basic human needs. These needs are food and shelter. But over time we have become mentally lazy and want to stay in status quo. However, that doesn’t help with our non-tangible or even physical growth. For instance, in order to stay healthy, we have to exercise, eat right food and so on.
Making changes to change could be like learning to ride monocycle – feels precarious and dangerous!
Changing oneself emotionally and psychologically could be challenging, especially when there is no one to bring us on board, like they do at work, or when we don’t see the reward that change would bring. A friend was recently told me that she gets angry a lot. I told her to congratulate herself because awareness is the first step to get onto the healing path. No matter, how difficult it may be to bring change or to unlearn a habit but rewards could be great. We develop certain habits that serve us. But a time comes when they are no longer beneficial. Over time, the stale habits that don’t serve us make us sick, if we continue on with them. Anger is associated with high blood pressure, and even heart diseases.
How can we make a change?
Reason for getting angry –When does anger arise? Is it because of other’s actions or words? Are you expecting others to please you, uplift you?
Where in the body anger manifest – Chinese say anger affects liver
What or what is the running commentary of your thoughts – Are they about others or about yourself? Are you expecting others to make you happy?
How to make a paradigm shift – Take an action, Watch a funny video, Go for a walk, but being mindful of your feelings of the moment, ump up and down and say: I Feel Good, until you start laughing, Call a good weather friend.