A note today about change.
Change is the essence of growth. To not change – that is truly destructive. Change means we are fresh, focussing tighter. Something that Julien Smith spoke about on his blog recently too.
Of course, the typically participator at this blog is someone who is changing regularly. My question then is how do we change?
As you know, I’m a stickler for a good framework. I need a model or process that I can repeat. So I wonder what we are doing to regularly change – is change something that we are intuiting or do some people have a structured approach?
Perhaps the best book I’ve read on this recently, and one of the best altogether, is Switch by Chip and Dan Heath (affiliate link). This book was doing the rounds, so I jumped on the bandwagon and was not disappointed.
They have three key points: Direct the rider (decision making), motivate the elephant (emotional motivation), shape the path (situational optimisation).
I’m starting to use this (and their sub points they have too – best if you buy the book and read) and it’s proving quite useful. I’ve been doing these three for years, but now I am more clearly understanding the why of why I do them, and can better direct, motivate and shape myself!
Your Leading Thoughts
- Do you have a relentless pursuit for something ‘more’ that requires to change often? What does this look like? Why change?
- Does your frequent change mean you often leave things unfinished?
- How do you change? As in – how do you do the process of change?