Have you ever heard that saying? Apparently, it was a Greek philosopher chap called Heraclitus that said it in around 500 BC. Can you imagine how little change there was then compared to now?
In January, many of us are often hungry for change, promising ourselves that we will do things differently this year etc. Yet how many of us succeed in making that change? After all, we know it’s inevitable (thanks Heraclitus) and we can want it, crave it even, yet it can cause us so much anxiety.
In today’s world, change is a key feature of high performance. And, high performance is the route to both personal and organisational survival. So, our firms need to change to survive and, in turn, we need to create the change within it through our high performance.
To be that high performer, we need to be dealing with change with vigour and resolution. Embracing it as a new challenge, confident and capable of doing what is required.
It sounds like a lot of pressure, doesn’t it? And so it should, because it is.
However, being a high performer doesn’t mean we should cope with this change alone (I know as lawyers we often think we are invincible, but we aren’t!). If our firms vision the change, they can buttress us with support to cope with the change that we are bombarded with. But this doesn’t always happen and can leave some of us (me included) burnt out.
Creating change is challenging. So often the reason we fail to create the change we want is because we don’t have sufficient support to balance out the challenge. So instead of waiting for support, why not take responsibility for creating your own support?
Reaching out to experts can be the first step. At Clara Rose Consultancy, we support many lawyers through the changes they want to see in their career so that they create change that sticks.
Even if you’re not looking to for a new role right now, if you’d like to discuss any change you’d like to see in your career then please do reach out to the team at Clara Rose Consultancy.