Follow This Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Change

1. Establish a vision for the future and a strong desire to attain it. The vision should be well defined, and if change is to take place on a group level, the vision should be shared by all.

2. Compare where you are with where you want to be. Assess strengths and weaknesses realistically.

3. Create a learning agenda based on identified weaknesses. These are the skills needed to achieve the goal successfully.

4. Think positively. A positive emotion, such as hope, is the catalyst that gives change makers the motivation they need to make a leap in a new direction.