I’m pretty good at managing change. I get excited by the prospects of it, I am enthused by the answers to “What if?”, and generally I operate in a state of awe.
There are spells of time when I feel overwhelmed. The anxiety of not knowing coupled with the uncertainty of it all makes me wish for a crystal ball. I throw pity parties, ask “Why me?” and I wallow in self doubt.
Most times it’s OK to sit with these dark and uncomfortable feelings since it’s important to process the feelings. However, when I admit that I’m being self indulgent then I know it’s time to answer the 15 questions.
As I’m dealing with major change in my life I have had to answer the 15 questions ( more than once). The answers provide a reality check, remind me of the possibilities and help me to manage the change which I cannot stop or control.
- How do I keep myself going in this time of change?
- What routine can I stick to?
- How do I center myself when stuff hits the fan?
- What role does my personal vision play at this time of change?
- What quality of life do I want when the dust settles?
- What is my catastrophic fantasy ( about the change)?
- Who can assist me now?
- What attitudes do I need to change to get through this?
- How can I maintain focus?
- What is the role of my beliefs at this time?
- How do I keep it all going when my beliefs are challenged?
- What dreams can be fulfilled (after the change) that can’t be fulfilled now?
- What am I holding on to ( that prevents the change from being an opportunity)?
- What do I need to let go of (to embrace the change)?
- What will be my joy in this time of change?
Which question resonates with you? How will it assist you in your time of change?