Everyone experiences some fear or anxiety when it comes to change, and that’s why we tend to stay in our comfort zones. We fear change because the outcome is unknown, and typically, we envision the worst outcome.
The fear of failure comes hand in hand with the fear of change because we see it as potentially dangerous or scary. This is because there is a possibility it won’t turn out the way we want.
However, working toward a mindset where you embrace change is necessary to push yourself out of your comfort zone and grow. Below are some tips that can help you better prepare for change.
It is essential to embrace your vulnerability in order to accept that you cannot control every aspect of your life. Putting yourself in a place of vulnerability, and acknowledging that you can’t control everything can help you face your fears about change. When you accept that you can only control so much, you regain a sense of power over what you can control, and are able to let the rest go.
Practice ‘What if’ Positively:
When we are faced with change, we typically envision the outcome as a worst-case scenario. Practice asking yourself what if possibilities that are phrased in a positive way. Phrasing what if possibilities in a helpful way can help fade away the fear that comes with change, and can help you see the benefits to taking risks.
Surround Yourself With Your Supporters:
Throughout your life, you will encounter both positive and negative people. When you recognize that certain people criticize you, remove them from your inner circle and it will diminish the impact it has on you. Instead, lean on those people in your life who support you and guide you in the right direction. They will be your biggest supporters when you encounter change or challenges and will help you get adjusted.
It is entirely normal to fear change because we are used to being in control of our lives. Change reduces our sense of control but it is inevitable. If you embrace your vulnerability, practice positive ‘what if’ scenarios and maintain healthy relationships with those who support you, the adjustment period won’t be as daunting and will be easier to overcome.
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