with and handling change and uncertainty is one of the
major challenges each of us faces in today’s world.
And we face it in our business and personal lives. It
can be said that change and uncertainty arrive together
and that most people find it much more difficult to
manage and endure ambiguity and waiting than to deal
with changes as they happen. And, in my opinion, on
thing is certain – each of us will face some type of
change and uncertainty at multiple times during our
life. So, what are some strategic actions we can take to
deal with this change and uncertainty? Your Strategic
Thinking Business Coach researched this question and
developed seven (7) strategic actions to recommend
dealing with change and uncertainty in business and
seven (7) strategic actions are:
Action #1: Adopt an attitude that accepts and welcomes
change and uncertainty as the catalysts for endless
opportunities in your business life and personal life.
Action #2: Develop an understanding that “our
thoughts” create “our reality” and that “our
thoughts” will actually drive our response to
situations. Negative thinking really weakens our
creativity, problem-solving abilities, and our immune
systems. Therefore, it is critical to think of all the
possibilities of positive outcomes, rather than dwelling
on the negative and problems.
Action #3: Develop a clear focused vision of the
outcome(s) you are striving to reach, then proceed with
passionate pursuit and deliberate intention to reach
your vision and goals.
Action #4: Build an unbreakable spirit and use the
awesome power of your spirit and its mysterious blend of
emotional strength, energy, character, passion and
“will” to defy all odds against reaching your vision
Action #5: Use the power of strategic thinking and keep
the image of your vision in front of you at all times,
instead of having your attention and efforts diverted
toward the negative.
Action #6: Free yourself for your future by “letting
go” of the negative and the past. Each of us on each
of the days of our lives decides how we respond to
life’s challenges. We have a choice to play the role
of a victim and feel sorry for ourselves and seek pity,
blame others and become very angry. Or we can choose to
“let go” and look ahead for what positive things are
yet to come.
Action # 7: Postpone your judgment about your today and
your tomorrow until they become your yesterdays. Judge
the present by taking advantage of viewing it through
the clearer and more powerful lens of it being the past.
I believe there is great truth and wisdom in saying that
our tomorrows often look very different when they become
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