Change Management is the buzzword that is frequently used in the business environment. Changes are happening all the time in every business. What is enough today may not be enough tomorrow. The top notch technology of today may be obsolete even tomorrow. Therefore, every company needs to adopt quickly in order to keep up the pace with the changes. So, if this is the case with the companies, than what about the individuals?
Changes affect everybody and everywhere. Changes affect every individual, since their environment change. Therefore, every individual needs to change as well. But the changes do not affect professional aspect only, since all aspects of contemporary life are changing quickly: technology, lifestyle, habits, fashion, traveling...
As the conclusion, it would be the obvious that every individual should embrace changes, since they bring long term benefits. But in reality, people are resistant changes. Why? It seems that people like the comfort of known. The new and unknown brings uncertainty. On the other hand, every new situation requires certain learning and accommodation to new rules. This effort and fear of unknown makes people to be instinctively resistant to changes, despite the fact that consciously they understand that this change may bring benefits to them.
Another reason for resistance of change is inertia. It is easier to do thing the old way than at the new way, since the new way is requiring effort for accommodation. The old situation may bring you the pain, but you may keep it old way, since you do not like the pain of accommodation to new situation either. Only when the pain of the current situation is much stronger than the pain of switching to new situation, you may "naturally" switch to the new way.
Since the resistant to change is present on the subconscious level, it cannot be managed directly. You may feel the resistance within you, despite the fact that you consciously know that this change is beneficial for you. If this is the case, then why shouldn't you use your conscious thinking to overcome the resistance of your sub consciousness?
In order to live the changes, make the conscious exercise why you should go with changes in your life. Let's not wait for the dissatisfaction with current situation grows so big.
Create the urge for change
Recognize the current problems in your life. Are you satisfied with your job, financial situation, health, etc? If no, identify the problem and the need for change and go with next step.
Create the vision of success
It you are not satisfied with current situation try to imagine the new situation and all benefits that will bring. Keep your vision mentally in front of you, to be your guide with the next steps. If the resistant to change is still strong, try to visualize your picture of success even stronger.
Create the feasible plan for the change in your life
Get rich overnight is probably not the best plan, if your personal finance is your change plan. But gradual control of personal budget, elimination of debts, investment in your knowledge that will bring you the job with higher salary and diversified investments that will bring you return, may be the good plan for you. The same logic can be applied for every other problem.
Execute your plan
...according the predefined steps. In case of need you may change some steps, but do not change the whole plan, or give up half way, since you will lose time in non-beneficial effort.
...and check the milestones of development of your plan. Some plans may require loner period of time, so try to set realistic periods for implemented changes to take effect.