Transform & Change – Key to beat the ODDS

Transform & Change :Transformational change is tough, but a little focus on mindset, communication, personal growth, and continuous self-improvement can triple the odds of success.

The Greek word “metanoia” captures the meaning of transformation well. It literally means “beyond the mind.” It’s a thought of stretching or pushing beyond the boundaries within which we normally think and feel. It means a profound change in mind, a radical revision, a transformation of our whole process, a paradigm shift. Also a company leader commented, transformation is two words, a “mind transplant.”

Let’s know it with an example:

You’re up for employment you actually want. You give your very best effort during the interview — but you are not selected, you are feeling sort of a failure. No, you think, you’re a failure.

But what if you reflected on the experience rather than sinking into self-doubt? What would you be doing differently next time? Where does one know you performed well? You recognize that not getting hired doesn’t cause you to be a failure — after all; you made it to the ultimate round of interviews. Buoyed by these insights, you discover yourself confidently preparing for your next interview, armed with what you have learnt at this point around.

The only real difference between these two scenarios is mindset.

Mindset influences everything: self-esteem, health, relationships, and career. It’s often as powerful as the circumstances in determining the course of your life. Unlike random situations, however, mindsets are some things you’ll learn to regulate.


Transformation is what happens when people see the external environment through a new lens of knowledge and are willing to create an infrastructure, never before envisioned, to the longer term. Transformation is motivated by survival, by the belief that everything must change or the organization will die; that breakthrough in mindset is required so as to pursue new opportunities.

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Moving to a subsequent level of change and yet be safe, one can make a planned change and reach from State A to State B. The Table below will assist you to plan, decide and lead you closer to beat the chances and the uncertainty.

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Motivation for ChangeBetter, Faster , CheaperFix the ProblemSurvival, Environment & World Changes, Breakthrough needed
Degree of ChangeIncremental improvementsTransition from old to new From A to BRevolutionary & Necessary
ThinkingImproveChange Management & Strategic PlanningRadical Change in Mindset /Thinking/ Actions
ActionsManage and Control ProcessesDesign the Plan & Implement the PlanWhole system change complete Overhaul of mindset, paradigms, culture communication, Strategy, Structure, Cycle of Plan Do Study ACT
DestinationImprovement; Limited to improving wrong actions.Project CompletedContinually transform ; no end state
Change RequiresImprovement of skills, practices and performance. Often limited to individual performance rather than whole systemControlled Process / Project AssignedSenior Leadership committed to new thinking, Learning and actions coaching from outside
OutcomeImprovement LimitedChanges LimitedSustainable change with continual learning and new actions. (New System, Agile, Adaptable, Flexible, Ability to sense the respond.)

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Few Ways to Cultivate Mindset & Behavior Shift:

1.Be proactive: The primary habit of highly effective people is to be proactive. By being proactive, you anticipate and prepare one against challenges which will come your way. Reactive people wait for problems to happen, then they struggle to react. They often get surprised. By the time they react they’re in stress mode and operating out of fear. Once you are proactive, you select your response. You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you select the way to respond.

2.Begin with the end in mind: Another habit of highly effective people is to figure backwards from the perfect outcome. This is often an excellent chance to see and play with multiple possibilities.

3.Think Win-Win: Effective people deliberately specialize in creating an answer where everybody wins.

4.Practice self-affirmation: Don’t let a scarcity of appreciation drive you to downward behaviors. Lift yourself up with skill. Once you celebrate your personal victories, you fill the necessity. Many of us feel underappreciated and that they look to others. But the key’s to first look within


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5.Choose a Growth mindset: This is a very important aspect, once you opt that you simply are choosing a growth mindset over a fixed mindset, you’ll start to concentrate on your behaviors and thoughts, and you’ll start to challenge whether the words coming out of your mouth reflect somebody who is learning new things or staying stuck within the past. You’ll start to challenge everything you think and everything you are doing, and whether that embraces what you’re learning and how you can get better at things you are inclined to do.

6.Focus in learning vs. achievement: This is often an enormous one. If you are worried about your performance, you’ll balk at chances to step outside of your comfort zone or to undertake new things. If you embrace the thought of learning and trying new things, then it’s okay to look silly, stupid, or whatever. Don’t judge. Embrace the change and learning that comes with it.

7.Explore and expand your capabilities: This is often a strong way to live and lead with a Growth mindset. Hack at your physical and artistic capabilities.

8.Prefer to be more flexible in your approach: It’s a choice. Choose it. We unconsciously hold on to ways of doing things or ways of thinking or ways of being because it’s unconscious and it’s a habit. By being aware, you instantly give yourself an opportunity to settle on to be more flexible.

9.Practice scenario planning:  Expect the unexpected. Futurists have an art for planning the longer term. They don’t rely on one possibility but they play out multiple paths. Also they learn to look for new trends that will intersect with everyday lives. And they balance the appetite of the market and the users to figure out which scenarios are more probable.

10.Reframe your problems:  This is often a really simple, but profound practice. We all have problems we face every day. The primary thing to try to is to reframe even the thought of “problems”. Reframe your problems into “challenges”. This instantly gamifies it and switches your “challenges” into “changes”.

11.Do the Opposite: This technique helps, if you find yourself stuck. Whatever you’d normally do, try doing the opposite. If you plan too much, try taking more action. If you dive into things too fast, try taking a step back and making a mini-plan.

12.Create more Possibilities. An excellent way to do that is using the phrase, “Imagine if…” then you fill within the blank.  It is easy to explore and expand possibilities as you go  through your day.

As rightly said by Roy T Bennett “It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort – zone that you begin to Change, Grow & Transform. So what are you waiting for, start practicing above the techniques in your lifestyle and be the change yourself !!

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