Resilience relates to your ability to adapt to change

Resilience can help you do well in everyday life. Moreover, resilience is important during times of change and uncertainty. Yet during these times, it is easy to feel stuck. What has contributed to your success in the past may have created blocks to moving forward. If you are an expert in your field, this can feel especially challenging. The hard work that went into mastering your craft or perfecting your skill creates rigid patterns that can be difficult to change. While we can learn through new experiences, the blocks can continue to get in the way.

Anne’s situation

Anne is a top performer in her role as a sales manager. Not only is she good at making a sale, but she knows how to do the required paperwork. She knows the computer systems and she is fast and thorough with the required paperwork. Over the years, she has helped many new sales managers learn the roles. She is a natural leader on the team and contributes to a positive vibe in the department. The company decides to purchase new technology and requires the entire team to train on the system.

Anne feels that the new system isn’t as good as before. She struggles with learning the new procedures. She feels frustrated watching the younger operators catch on more quickly. The system is installed. She continues to resist the change. She feels more irritated, which causes headaches and influences the overall mood in the department. Her boss feels she is not being adaptable or resilient.

So put yourself in Anne’s shoes for a moment and connect how she may be feeling. Then put yourself in the shoes of her team members. Notice how you think they may be reacting, both to Anne’s response and to their own challenges of learning a new system. Put yourself in the shoes of Anne’s boss, who recognizes that they are under pressure because of a change but still required to delivering results. You may connect with thoughts such as: ‘Suck it up’; ‘Get on with it’; ‘I know it might be tough but you need to work through it’. You may sense how people’s reactions to each other can create tension and impact performance.

Anne’s results

Now consider for a moment that Anne could recognize that her reactions were a normal, automatic response to change. Anne takes a moment to notice her thoughts, emotions and physical sensations. As she connects with this, she can locate an image, sound or other sensory perception. Then, she applies the three Logosynthesis sentences and allows some time to observe what shifts. She feels calmer and more confident. Also, she is now better able to focus on the task at hand – learning a new system. This allows her to have better conversations and the mood of the department changes. She feels more adaptable to change. She is more resilient.

We can guide you to build resilience using Logosynthesis

The good news is that you don’t have to stay ‘stuck in your ways’! You can start right away to resolve the energetic blocks that keep you feeling stuck. When the triggers are eliminated, you will feel more energized to embrace change and uncertainty. You will feel more calm and confident to take the next step. We can coach you personally through the process to identify and resolve the triggers that get in the way of resilience. We can also teach your team how to use Logosynthesis for self-coaching build the team’s resilience to change. You can get started right away with these resources: