Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable
Resisting change, whether it involves our personal or professional lives, is human nature. Part of the brain (the amygdala) interprets change as a threat and releases hormones that trigger the body’s fight-or-flight response.
This is why new initiatives or ideas for your career, or for your organization—even sound ones that can help drive innovation—can sometimes be met with reluctance and resistance. Tiffani Bova, a well-known author and speaker, understands this reaction, as well as the benefits of developing greater awareness of how individuals and organizations can overcome that natural resistance to change.
In fact, she’s an example of it: Bova learned how to work through the stresses of change throughout her career, which proved especially useful as she embarked on a career shift in her 30s.