Do you tend to see resistance to change as a problem to be fixed or an obstacle to be overcome?
If we can change our perspective on it slightly, resistance to change can be useful and positive rather than a hindrance and negative.
Our resistance then becomes a helpful tool or message, and can open up a range of new options.
RESISTANCE TO CHANGE – WHAT IS IT REALLY?
People resist change when they perceive it – consciously or unconsciously – as a threat.
Sometimes, these perceived threats can be quite obvious or easily identified. But these threats and fears can at times be very subtle, hidden or even counter-intuitive – especially when dealing with self growth, personal development or more immediate challenges.
Resistance to change often shows up as an almost physical block – a really strong sensation that wants you to run in the opposite direction or avoid it at all costs!
We don’t always spot the fear that underlies our strong response. It might be triggered by a new idea or a positive change we want to make that somehow threatens our sense of identity, confidence or connection with others.Continue reading