Ideas, energy, and creativity Positive Change participants frequently regard the process as energizing, catching new ideas, igniting creativity, stretching boundaries, and providing fresh and consistent outcomes. The term is also used to describe the resulting movement or development.
The definition of "positive change" varies according to who is using it and why. For example, people who work with schools can define positive change as improvement in test scores, graduation rates, or drop-out rates. Others may focus on increases in attendance, tardiness, or participation at school meetings. Still others might include health indicators such as weight loss or increased exercise habits.
People use the term "positive change" to describe changes for better or for worse depending on their perspective. From a historical standpoint, many events that are now regarded as positive changes were at one time described as negative events - deportation, integration, women's rights, etc. The same is true of contemporary events - the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote, and the arrival of spring all came as surprises to some degree, but they too are now accepted as facts of life.
A person or organization may see negative change when other's see positive change. For example, someone convicted of a crime may consider their sentence to be a negative change because it means they are no longer considered innocent.
1 Change brings with it new chances for everyone, all of which are good in nature. Whereas positive change may bring opportunities that are unfavorable to a specific individual or organization, bad change may reduce a person's flexibility. Good options are often replaced by better ones as society evolves; bad options are rarely substituted.
2 Change is inevitable; only one thing can be done about it: accept it. The more you resist it, the harder it will be to deal with. The best thing is to go with the flow and know that things will work out for the best.
3 Change is constant; it cannot be stopped. Whatever method is used, resistance is futile. If you try to fight it, it will only cause more problems than it solves. The only way to survive movement into a new situation is by accepting it and adjusting yourself to it.
4 Change is normal; it is part of every human life. Some people are more sensitive to change than others, but most people experience some kind of change in their lives. The important thing is how you react to it.
5 Change is beneficial; it enables us to reach our goals. Without change, nothing would ever improve because everything remains the same and always will.
Positive change is a dialogical process in which performance is reinforced and change efforts are effectively executed via discourse and the asking of unconditionally positive questions. The term was coined by Thomas Lewis in 1969.
The most important feature of positive change is that it involves questioning even negative situations. Questioning can be done directly or indirectly. Direct questioning takes place when someone asks you "Why is it so hard to talk with him?" or "What problem are you trying to solve?" Indirect questioning takes place when someone else asks you questions such as "So what did he do then?" or "How did it go then?" Positive change involves both direct and indirect forms of questioning. Questioning brings about new insights and ideas, which help people to solve their problems.
Questioning also helps people to understand themselves better. Once they understand the reason behind their behavior, they can then work on it to change it.
People usually want to change something about their lives that they believe is incorrect or wrong. When they question their situation, they are looking for answers. If they don't find any answers, they will keep questioning until they do find answers. This process is called self-exploration and it is very important in positive change.
Self-exploration allows people to grow and improve themselves.
Leading change necessitates generating experiences for people that expose new possibilities while unifying them to drive strategies that leverage resources to win in the marketplace. To fuel company success, an organization's culture must be optimized as investments are made. This requires a commitment to social responsibility by any corporation that wants to lead change.
Change may lead to new acquaintances, new ideas, and a renewed sense of self-confidence. Change can elicit either exhilaration or dread of the unknown, depending on whether the change is foreseeable or unexpected. The only certainty about change is that it will occur unless you decide not to permit it to happen.
Change is a constant in our lives; we cannot avoid it completely. However many changes that we can control, they make life more interesting and enjoyable. These controlled changes include moving to a new place, changing jobs, leaving one friend and making another friend. Sometimes we need to change something in our own behavior to fit in with the people around us. For example, if you always yell when you are angry, you should learn how to control yourself so that others will not be afraid of you.
Changes also arise from circumstances outside of our control such as illness, injury, loss of job, or breakup with someone we love. Under these circumstances, we feel helpless and cannot do anything to fix the problem. Even though these changes are not desirable, we must realize they are part of life and there is nothing we can do about them.
Finally, some changes are brought about by decisions we have made. If you marry someone you don't love, for example, then that is a choice that will have consequences that last forever.
The five principles that underpin the five ways you may impact positive change at work and in your life are as follows:
Good occurrences are created Giving positive significance to everyday happenings is an approach. Stress-resistant people do this well; they find ways to see the good in even bad situations. They look for the lesson to be learned, or the advice needed, and then they act on it.
People who lack this quality tend to have a very short perspective. When something goes wrong, they see only that it has gone wrong. They don't notice any other good things that happened during the same period. This way, they miss out on many positive experiences.
The key is to not let negative things overwhelm you. Remember that more good than bad is happening every day around us, but we just don't notice it because of our limited sight. If you want to improve your ability to give positive meaning to ordinary events, try focusing on what you consider to be good things instead of what is wrong. That way, you will increase the number of good experiences you have and, over time, change your mood forever.