A CHANGE-FRIENDLY ATTITUDE

Change is a constant in your life, whether you like it or not. People who excel have the right attitude about change. Anyone can get negative under the pressures of unrealistic demands and changing expectations. You can do that and many people do. Many give in and go negative. They become negative about their job and that is not a prescription for success and excellence. Christ followers are people who have a can‑do attitude. They are not complainers, they do not say, "This isn't fair." They deal positively with the challenges they face.

Those who positively handle change are people who invariably have a better attitude about their work. Bosses change, co-workers change, technology changes. You have to deal with change. There are essentially two ways you can deal with change. One is to be what the psychologists call a benefit seeker. The other is called a consequence avoider. In dealing with change eighty five percent of Americans are consequence avoiders rather than benefit seekers. In other words they change because they have to, because it's forced on them, begrudgingly without a good attitude they change. Maybe the reason you have experienced a career setback is you did not welcome change at your job.

A comeback happens when you become a benefit seeker. Benefit seekers are people who look at the benefits that change brings, who try to identify the positives in any change and choose to focus on the benefits rather than perceived negative consequences. Instead of avoiding perceived negative consequences, they welcome the change with a right kind of mindset and attitude.

I once had lunch with the president of a company and whenever I talk to people who lead in the workplace they almost always talk about change and attitude. They inevitably talk about how much they want a positive attitude out of the people who work for them and how they want them to be change friendly. Negative attitudes and resistance to change are going to keep you from your comeback. Dealing positively with change is going to drive your career comeback. You must have a positive, change friendly attitude.

 


About Rick McDaniel

Rick McDaniel is a noted author, international communicator and church leader. He is the founder/senior pastor of Richmond Community Church in Richmond, Virginia. The church is known for its contemporary and innovative services and has a worldwide reach through www.highimpactchurch.tv. McDaniel has earned three degrees including an advanced degree from Duke University and is the author of​ six​​ books including his latest "Turn Your Setbacks Into Comebacks." He has traveled and spoken at conferences and churches worldwide spanning six continents.

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