When change hits our career, we often tend to focus on the literal change – be it a new process, new role in the organization, new manager, etc.
Sure, we have to really understand the change being implemented. But we also must look inward, as the situation of change can help us learn more about who we are.
This Forbes article actually identifies 5 specific things we learn about ourselves during times of change, including accepting change positively and making ourselves relevant.
It’s a great set of basics and core learning principles to look back to whenever change hits.
But I hope that it changes the way you look at change, too, not just the way you respond to it. While it’s hard, we should look at change as a catalyst for opportunity. For those who learn how to master change will find successes where others will find failures.
If you’ve ever gone through a career change, what did you learn about yourself?