To achieve what you want , you need to change and upgrade yourself. To promote yourself along the corporate ladder, you also need to change. If you keep doing what you are doing in the past, you won’t be able to attain the success in a better way. In other way, change is the foundation of improvement. As the saying goes, “to improve is to change, to be excellent, you need to change always.”
In order to attain the change you want, you must need to be mentally prepared. If you have been in a certain career for more than 20 years, your readiness for change is almost “zero”. You will be tight up with certain pattern of doing things. As a result, your new venture might stumble against many obstacles. I have a good friend who has been serving the position as a top officer in the police force. After retirement, he makes a decision to move into the politic and business. His rigid character and discipline cause lot of human relationship problems.
Some people say, “It’s better do what you can do best”. This phrase becomes a norm among people whom have been “lock” by their pass practiced. Thus, they cannot adjust and adapt to the new challenges easily. Personally, I don’t believe in this statement. I always believe that “you be a different person than what you have been before, IF YOU ARE READY FOR THE CHANGE”. I have encountered numerous friends who start their new business at the age of 40. To them, starting everything again is a thrill in their life.
Be ready to accept new challenges, new environment, new contacts, new problems and new way of handling things. Never bring the pass glory as the guide for your current practice. Be prepare to accept things that you can’t accept before. With all these attitudes in mind, you should be ready to change and be different. Your new undertaking will surely bring success to your life.
Change is the must in all success journeys. Certain values, perceptions and way of doing things must change. In business world, nothing can be fixed with one formula. If you want to get what you want, experience the change with “readiness” to accept whatever you want in life.