Turn resistance to the new idea to your advantage. Every innovation, in true, breaks something. So, every resistance is welcome. We need the resistance to test our new ideas and convictions. Skeptics are a gift! They give us information about our progress and teach us how we can adapt our approach.

Maybe, the most important point in changing is how we deal with fear. Every change process implies in fear on both sides: those who are being changed want to avoid the pain of (maybe) loose something; those who are promoting change have the fear that their idea are wrong or won’t be accepted. When both these sides get in contact surges an impasse. Resistance is not the main force that takes a change to failure. Reaction to resistance is the problem.

You will hardly get 100% approval of a new idea. This is welcome. Continue reading