Our change stories can make or break us as we navigate change. I’ve written previously about how we humans are sense-making machines. We always seek out a story that explains what we are experiencing. And if what is happening doesn’t come with a story that makes sense to us, we’ll make up one that does! (This is why the rumour mill goes into overdrive when people sense a change is coming, but aren’t being told what’s happening).
Change is our only constant
I think it’s fair to say that, so far, the 2020s have shown themselves to be the decade of navigating change, whether or not we are willing participants in those changes! This makes now a great time to think about the stories we are hearing, telling ourselves, and sharing with others.