Change is progress

March 14, 2017
MaGIC academy Cyberjaya Course

We went to MaGIC academy for a session about Digital Disruption and mindset shifting. The speaker AJ shared some interesting insights on how technology is hugely changing businesses. All of us are shifting what we used to believe in. Massive disruption is going on now, beyond my imagination. I have to tear down what I know, what I believe and look at things differently.

Change is inevitable for growth, but not just for businesses or corporate culture. Let's talk about personal change.

We all have things that we want to change, it could be our eating habits, time management, emotions or environment.

Most of the time we know the problem and what we should do about it. So why is a change so damn difficult? Why do we often stick to the old habit and belief?

Old habits are our old friends. We like to stay comfortable with them, feeling contented and grounded. Sometimes we are defined by them too. Change is scary, unpredictable and can be ego-disrupting. Whose ego like to be challenged?

But honey, the stubbornness isn't going to bring you anywhere.

The key to change, I think, is to be open and vulnerable. Vulnerability is not a weakness, it is recognising our emotions and seeing the reality, instead of putting a mask of bravado - the false confidence intended to impress or intimidate. Put aside our fragile ego, and embrace the opportunity to grow.

"Change - if there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglass

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre, Cyberjaya

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