Let go of things that aren’t working, learn to detach your ego.
We get our pride wrapped up in our methods — we take the need for change as a personal attack on our intelligence or our ability.
Or sometimes we just get stubbornly attached to our way of doing things because it’s “our way.”
Make sure your ego doesn’t get in the way of your flexibility. Take your work, not yourself, seriously.
If you want to experience whole-life success, learn to dance with change. To succeed, you have to look for ways to make everything better. Suspend your assumptions, seek new ground, throw yourself headlong into the unknown.
Workers are now part of multiple projects, teams and have fewer levels of supervision (with flatter org struct). Those who find it difficult to work without structure will find it hard to adapt.
Flexibility requires that an individual be able to modify one’s thoughts, feelings and actions in response to these circumstances. Embracing new way of learning, being open to different opinions and ways of thinking requires flexibility.
Being flexible allows you to seek out new ideas and be innovative in solving problems.
Don’t fall back into rigidity if you find a possible solution and it doesn’t work. If the old method wasn’t the method, this new one might not be it either. Be ready to try several new methods! Assign a deadline to the experiment and give it all you’ve got for the duration.
If, in that time, it yields few results, let it go. Complacency is the enemy of success. When you get comfortable, you stop moving forward. You dig in, shut down, doze off, disengage.
If complacency is the enemy of success, change is its best friend. Change wakes you up, gets you on your feet, and engages you. But change for its own sake isn’t what we are talking about here. It doesn’t work to simply change things randomly.
The rule of thumb when it comes to change is to keep what’s working—and let go of what’s not.