Transition

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Spring 2010

Transition: preparing for transition phases of life and seeking to achieve different, more meaningful life and career goals.

Change can be frightening and an invaluable opportunity for growth. Change introduces us to opportunities we may never have experienced and a positive outlook is the key to converting adversity into a constructive experience. Preparing for transition and learning to manage the many challenging aspects of change can help you learn from the past, embrace the present, and maximize your future success.

Thank you for reading the spring issue of the Leap Forward Coaching, LLC e-newsletter. This newsletter is inspired by clients who are working with me to achieve a richer and more fulfilling life. I hope you find at least one suggestion or thought to inspire and encourage you. In this edition, our topic is Transition: preparing for transition phases of life and seeking to achieve different, more meaningful life and career goals.

May your New Year be filled with peace, joy, and fulfillment,

Melanie Ott

Inspirational Quotes

Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not a sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be. ~Jose Ortega y Gassett

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions. ~Darren L. Johnson

Transition: The Agent for Positive Growth

Life, by its very nature, requires that we will face changes in our lives. Transition and change are inevitable and take many forms. Some transitions are deliberate and positive in nature, like graduation, career promotions, marriage, new baby, and relocation. Some are unplanned and unwelcome, such as job loss, divorce, and the death of a loved one. Any change, large or small, elected or imposed, can be stressful and unsettling. Learning to confidently adapt to and embrace a new phase of life, while simultaneously making peace with the past, is important in learning to achieve your full potential for success and happiness.

Change can be both frightening – and an invaluable opportunity for growth. A positive attitude is integral to self improvement and growth. All improvement comes from change and the first step must always be an attitude shift. Change introduces us to opportunities we may never have experienced otherwise, and a positive outlook is the key to converting adversity into a constructive experience.

William Bridges, author of Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, suggests it is transition, not change, that creates the most havoc. Change is the external outcome or end result. Transition is the more challenging internal process people go through in coming to terms with a new situation. Without transition, change will not occur as smoothly or favorably.

Bridges pinpoints three stages of change: Ending or Letting Go, the Neutral Zone, and New Beginning.

Tips for Successfully Navigating Times of Transition

Times of transition – changes in work life, relationships, a move, or the loss of a loved one – are inevitable and can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you navigate through life’s transitions.

Focus on the Future …

What do these important issues of transition have to do with you? Simply put: if you are currently going through, emerging from, or planning for a change, it is vital that you learn to effectively navigate demanding times of transition and change. Preparing for transition and learning to manage the many challenging aspects of change can help you learn from the past, embrace the present, and maximize your future success.

Leap Forward Coaching, LLC can help. We have a process that will empower you to live more skillfully by increasing your awareness of the forces and factors shaping your self-image, worldview and your ability to achieve your full potential for success and happiness. By guiding you through your transition as it unfolds, we can help you become more fully aware of your strengths, resilience and resourcefulness.

Further Reading on Multitasking & Mindfulness

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