It’s easy to be deceived into thinking that success comes from larger-than-life events, name recognition, or endless resources. These can be catalysts, but are not key ingredients for change. Instead, turn your focus to 4 simple, yet effective tools for change: passion, dedication, action and celebration.
Passion – If you have a desire to make a change in the world around you, you probably already have a thing or two you are passionate about. Passion alone won’t make transformation happen, but it can be harnessed to point you in the right direction.
Dedication – The easiest to lose and the hardest to find, dedication is required for progress of any kind to be made. When those around you give up, you can choose to either leave with them, or dig in even deeper. Root yourself in your vision and dedicate yourself to making steps forward.
Action – Often-overlooked or over-thought, action is how true progress is made. In life, there are many things that just happen, but positive change isn’t one of them. As a leader, your action-oriented efforts will be a catalyst for change.
Celebration – What gets celebrated gets replicated. A change movement is fueled by the momentum of small wins, goals achieved, and results accomplished. These outcomes need to be fully communicated to your team to provide the encouragement that we all need to be reminded that change is possible for anyone, anywhere.