3 things you should know about coping with change

1 All change
You’ve just mastered a new skill, perfected a technique or finally understood a complex procedure and then you’re told that’s not the way to do it anymore. If the new approach makes things better then it’s easy to reconcile yourself. But change can lead to frustration coupled with feeling you lack control. It’s little comfort to be told change is the only constant and that you must welcome rather than fear it. How you really feel depends on where you are positioned. 

2 Change positions
Change feels essential, exhilarating and inevitable when you are young. As you get older the rut you create can become the more appealing and comfortable option. There’s nothing wrong with that unless you find yourself forcibly evicted. To capitalise on the opportunities change can bring, remain watchful. Work at getting your positioning right. The best places are right at the front or well at the back. The worst is somewhere in the middle, being dragged along with no view of the bigger picture.

3 Last out, first in
In times of uncertainty people look for confident leaders. Hanging back is safer, if initially dull. Wait too long to embrace the new and you’ll be left behind. Wait even longer and with the cyclic nature of change you’ll find yourself ahead of the game. Make a dash for the front line as the dust of recrimination settles. Pitch in with wisdom gained from the mistakes of others. Those who develop new ideas after initial resistance has died away often benefit most.