Using a personal story, Intelivate’s Kris Fannin identifies a surprising reason why personal and business change initiatives fail and what you can do.
This article will explain some of the valuable lessons I have learned through successes and failures of change, as well as what caused my visit to the hospital for a CAT scan more 16 years ago.
Lack of acknowledgment is the biggest culprit of failed personal and business change. Read to find out how and what you can do to mitigate the risks to be successful with change.
Stare the Boogeyman in the Eyes
Remember when you were a kid, and something scared you late at night? The first thing you would do is pull the covers over your head because,
“If I can’t see the boogeyman, the boogeyman can’t see me!”
Oh, what it would be like to think that quickly and naively again.
Many of us still do, and this mindset is one of the biggest enemies of change and the biggest culprit of building an environment – and life – of reactionary chaos – personally, professionally, financially and even organizationally.
Fifteen years ago, my life was a reactionary pile of mess, yet I was perfectly content with keeping the covers over my head and avoiding my boogeyman.
Or so I thought.