Throughout history, human beings have had a firm belief that the grass is greener on the other side, and this belief has been a driving force for change in life and a search for better opportunity. However, this isn’t the only way that people encounter change. In this article, we will discuss how and why people choose change, as well as how unwanted change might occur and how to handle it when it does.
Choosing Change For Better Opportunity
Why do people look for changes? Often it’s because they’re not happy with their current situation. If we feel like our current situation may not be the best possible option, then we are motivated to look elsewhere and find a better alternative. People who are unhappy with their lives might try to change things by altering their habits, beliefs and outlook on life. Sometimes this might involve going back to school, quitting a corporate job or making a big move to a new place.
Unfortunately, most people don’t even know what they are looking for in life. We may not know what we want, but we know it isn’t what we have right now–psychologists call it “existential angst.” This can lead to an endless cycle of change that usually doesn’t produce the happiness that you’re looking for. To make the most out of life, it’s important to find out what you really want from it. Then you can start to make decisions about your future rather than just reacting to what is going on around you. This may take the form of changing jobs, starting a new business, building a relationship with mentor or partner, and more.
Once you know what you want, you’ll be able to move towards something rather than away from something. You might move towards new memories or new connections with people, animals, places, or things.
Chronic Change Seekers
Some people just have a “sensation seeking” personality. This personality trait can be defined as a propensity for novelty seeking and intense sensations, either experienced from thrill-seeking or from social and intellectual exploration. Essentially, people who have this tendency are constantly looking for new ways to experience different things and new ideas and information to process. These people also seem to have trouble handling long periods of boredom or monotony which is why it’s no wonder they’re constantly finding themselves looking for change.
Sensation seekers are happier when they’re experiencing new things. They also tend to have higher levels of energy, lower levels of depression, less negative affectivity and higher agreeableness than those who do not share this trait. These are the kind of people who are likely to choose a travel-related job or a job working with lots of new people each day. They’re also likely to start their own business or make their own invoices. Pay Stubs Now was formed specifically to help people like this – chronic change seekers – with generating pay stubs and managing their finances.
A downside of this personality trait is that those affected by it are often seen as more susceptible than others when faced with ethical dilemmas or engaging in risky behavior. This is because monotony feels uncomfortable to them, so they might struggle with maintaining stability in relationships, jobs, and decisions.
Is this a problem?
What if you looked at the problem from a different perspective? Have you taken the time to define your professional goals and better opportunities? Have you developed a professional development plan that covers the steps you believe are required to accomplish your objectives? Have you discussed this with your manager and asked for his or her assistance and support?
Consider another reason you might want to leave your job: you’re bored and want to pursue something more challenging. You may believe that this issue is beyond your manager’s and your control because, after all, it’s your job, right? Wrong. Have you told your boss you’re bored and offered him or her examples of projects and jobs you’d want to take on to widen your experience and develop your skills and better opportunity?
When it comes to assigning tasks to direct employees, managers typically have a decent degree of leeway. Taking the time to discuss this with your manager may improve your situation.
What you learn by staying in a job can sometimes outweigh what you would have learnt by quitting and looking for a new career. Instead of running away from a situation, you may benefit more from working through it:
- If you believe you are being underpaid, try to resolve the situation before seeking another job. Gather pay information as well as a list of all your significant projects and tasks, and then meet with your boss for a discussion.
- If you wish to gain new skills or improve your deficiencies, check with your boss to see if there is money set aside for you to attend training courses, seminars, or classes.
- If your long drive to work is affecting your quality of life, talk to your manager about working from home a few days a week.
Unwanted Change Can Still Lead To Better Opportunity
What about when you don’t choose change, but change chooses you? People can’t control everything around them–things like injury or sickness may come unexpectedly. You may have to move to a different area after getting relocated, or you might lose your job because economic shifts lead your company to downsize. The last year or two, for example, has led to unprecedented economic changes that have been outside of most people’s control.
This type of change can be extremely stressful and sometimes it creates anxiety-type symptoms for those who experience it because it’s often beyond our control and we can’t predict what’s going to happen next. These kinds of changes often require a person to make a drastic adjustment in their life that they had not planned for. You might need to let go of something valuable to you or get pushed outside of your comfort zone.
Change also makes a person feel lost because it takes away their old routine. People may sometimes fear change because they’re comfortable in their current life–even though life might not be fulfilling or happy, at least it’s familiar! And what if change ends up making things worse? These are understandable reasons to feel afraid or anxious about change.
Accepting Change for Better Opportunity
It is important to remember that there are many good things about change in life. Change makes us more appreciative of what we have and reminds us that there is more out there than our current situation. With change comes new perspectives – having fresh opinions, meeting new people, and gaining access to new and better opportunities. Change also helps us learn who we really are and what we really value in life.
Every human being has ups and downs within his or her life. All people have things they are grateful for and some things they regret as well as anxieties and fears about the future which can be debilitating at times – even if we are happy with our lives overall. This is where therapy comes in: it can help us sort through those emotions so that we can identify what drove us to our current circumstance and how to cope with change from here on out.
Keep a positive attitude
Regardless of the new situation and better opportunity, it is critical to remain positive and have a positive attitude at work. Having a good attitude means you can help your team members who are also going through this transition, and it shows the leadership team that you are eager to adjust.
Keep an open mind and make changes that benefit you
Change can create new chances. Having an open mind permits you to recognize and seize fresh and better opportunity. This could entail expanding your professional and personal skill sets. Keep an eye out for fresh learning better opportunities or methods to apply your skills to other parts of the organization.
Rethink your objectives and set out to attain them
Change in the job can be intimidating and leave you feeling lost. When your environment changes, it is natural for some of your career objectives to shift. This can help you alter your focus and set you on a new path to attain your goals.
Rather than refusing to handle unwanted change, it is often healthier to accept that which you cannot change. Instead, you can focus on what you can change and what you want to do next with the options you have.