Week #9: Making a transition? 5 keys to your success
February 26, 2006
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This Week's Topic: Making a transition? 5 keys to your success
As I coach my clients and
answer questions for my columns, one of the most popular themes is how
to make a decision that could lead to a major life transition. It seems
many of our lives are continually in transition. Whether you recently
started or left a new job, moved to a new residence or city, began or
ended a relationship, lost a loved one or welcomed a new loved one into
your family, the ability to handle change is a key to enjoying high
quality of life. How can you learn to embrace change and transition
rather than struggle with it? Consider these "Five Keys for Making a
1. Be Fearless. Don't let fear keep
you on the verge of transition. When your intuition tells you it's time
to make a move, MOVE! Countless opportunities are lost because people
waited too long to step out on faith.
2. Go with the Flow.
Major life transitions often take place only after a great deal of
thought and deliberation. If your plans don't go exactly as you
imagined, be flexible and go with the flow. It often leads to better
3. Face Forward. Remember that the future is
ahead of you, not behind you. Those whose heads are looking back cannot
see the opportunities that lie at their feet. What opportunity does
your transition offer?
4. Live in the moment. Enjoy
every moment of an exciting transition - a new job, a new school, a new
baby, a new home, a new marriage. Don't allow side issues or stress to
steal the joy of a cherished turning point in your life.
5. Be Open to Learning Something New.
When you transition from your comfort zone, the process can seem
intimidating. Embrace the opportunity to learn new things and explore
new options. Sooner or later, you'll learn what you need to learn to
My challenge to you this week:
the turning point that is occurring in your life right now. Make a
decision to go with the flow rather than resist the tides of change.
are you most afraid of about your transition? What could you do to
reduce your fear? What options or learning opportunities does this
transition offer that you need to take advantage of?
Until next time ...
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