Your plan becomes your action strategy. You will execute the steps and activities you’ve planned. And as you do so, you will face one of the most controversial aspects of any change journey: resistance to change—your own and others. So, the most crucial skill you need to learn when you want to change the world is how to address resistance. First, you will have to understand your stakeholders’ concerns, fears and insecurity – the root cause. The two best strategies to deal with others’ resistance to the change you want are communication and negotiation.
Confidence is your belief that you can achieve something… or not. Lack of confidence is a big stopper. Thankfully there are ways to boost it. Start your change journey by understanding why you are doing it (as suggested at this article’s beginning). Your confidence will be more substantial as you will have a purpose, a goal you understand and believe in. You still might not be convinced because that goal may have been imposed on you. In that case, you have to better understand the benefits for you or pursue a different purpose. The thing is that you have to want the change – if you do, your confidence level will increase, and nothing can stop you.