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The Value of Change

Can you see it?

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Growing up in a bit of an unstable household made me crave stability.

I used to hate change. 

One of my bosses/mentors pulled me out of this mindset by pushing “difficult” tasks at me. 

One day, out of the blue, he pulled me into his office and told me that I would be responsible for the sports courts on a housing project. This meant that I was to find a subcontractor, develop the scope of work, purchasing the contract and overseeing the installation of a tennis court, a soccer field and a tot lot (playground)!

REALLY???!!!!! I had quite a few panic attacks over this directive. 

At first I thought “What is WRONG with him? Doesn’t he know that I barely know how to play Tennis or Soccer, much less figure out how to get them bought and installed???”. 

But……his faith in me was contagious and it pushed me forward. And  thank goodness for the internet! 

With his support, I took bite sized pieces (yes mistakes were made and sleep was lost!) to final completion. 

The confidence that conquering this job gave me allowed me to have the courage to do bigger and better things. I’m grateful for that. 

I still don’t “love” change, but I see the value in it. I know that good can come from it. I know growth can come from it. 

Does it still make me a bit anxious? Yes, old habits are hard to break. 

How do you handle or process or view change? #mentoring

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