Co-founder of leadership coaching organization, Lead Afrique, Michael Ohene-Effah says the key to a successful 2022 lies in taking important decisions and changing small habits daily.
Speaking as part of the 2022 Effective Living Series, Mr. Ohene-Effah shared four key stages of change that one needs to master to achieve success.
The four stages of change, according to him, are;
- Comfort zone
- Fear zone
- Learning zone
- Growth zone
“Change of improvement in your life will not happen if you don’t act,” Mr. Ohene-Effah said.
On comfort zones, he said, although many people feel safe and comfortable, it does not get the best out of people and limits their potentials.
“Your comfort zone is your routine. Most of us fail to realize that we have been programmed subconsciously to develop routines, so we can cope with life, and then we remain there and think that is our life but your habits and routine are not your life. There is something on the other side,” he noted.
At the next growth zone, the fear zone, he said, is a state where, although many believe they can do better and achieve exponential growth in their life but are afraid of change.
“This is when we have to face uncertainty because you are now facing something your brain is not used to. That also turns to bottle up a number of people’s potential because they don’t want to go to the hustle.”
“At the learning zone, they start researching, learning about it. When you want to launch out, you now want to learn. Some people get a mentor because they have deliberately decided that they want to make a change to their life,” Michael Ohene-Effah added.
At the growth zone, Michael Ohene-Effah said while this zone is difficult, it offers fulfilment.
“Growth is difficult, but if you let the fear of growth imprison you, then you will not be able to achieve your dream and inspiration for 2022. Let what you want to achieve inspire and motivate you.”