Thriving through Change - How your effort and will impacts how easily you can adapt.

Updated: May 12

Why is it that some individuals can appear stuck while others navigate change so easily? What are the active ingredients necessary to thrive in the face of changes? In our thriving thru change series, we will unpack the human condition. After all, what is happening today is not a mental health crisis, it is our human hard-wiring being put on full display. There are seven variables that are “must-haves” to navigate change more easily.

Why is effort and will a must have?

Effort goes hand in hand with how we confront a challenge. When we look at our effort more strategically, it provides us the opportunity to zoom in on the aspects we have more control and influence over.

When you think about your energy or effort towards improving problems, where does it go?

  1. Do you put your energy toward improving the problem?

  2. Do you cooperate with others?

  3. Do you make effective, helpful choices?

How did you answer these questions? What allows you to make effective and helpful choices? It is common for many of us to feel like we are trying to put our energy toward improving our situation, but may find ourselves wasting energy. The reason effort and will is a must have towards navigating change is because it is our decision making around a problem that can propel us forward or keep us stuck. Use these questions as an opportunity to reflect on your process for making choices and working in coordination with others. In doing so, you will now have another factor in your back pocket to maintain positive momentum.


Effort and Will is one factor of seven. When you have at least 5 of these seven factors working your favor, you will find yourself navigating change relatively easily because you are able putting your energy into productive and helpful actions that will improve your day to day. While we will always experience difficulties and setbacks because we are human beings, our ability to maintain optimism, perspective, and productivity are a reflection of how many of the seven factors we have in our corner.

Stay tuned for more of our thriving thru change series.

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