Life Transitions; 3 Powerful Steps to Harnessing Them! Whether we like it or not, life is continuously changing. Think about the feeling you had the last time Facebook shared an old memory from three years ago—or five years ago. It’s always hard to fathom that much time has passed. Life still moves much faster than any of us would like to admit. Perhaps this topic hits home to me because we had several life transitions in our family over the last year. My father passed away, we built a new house doing a lot of the construction ourselves, and our youngest child graduated from high school.
Life transitions can be life-changing. Sometimes, a shift happens out of a life experience we can’t control. This transition occurs from a life-altering accident, the death of a loved one, or the wants of the world that don’t ever seem to happen. Although we can’t always control them happening, we can control how we respond and adapt to those situations.
Often, life transitions stem from a single choice. Changing careers, moving to a different part of the country, all the moments that go with choosing Mr. or Mrs. right, from starting a business to taking your business to the next level. Whether or not you harness that life transition, stems from that single choice to change something—or not to change.
3 Powerful Steps to Harnish your Life Transitions:
Step #1. Identify
The first step is slowing down long enough to identify your life transitions and choices. Take the time to write down those life experiences you can’t control as well as opportunities you can choose to make. Look at the real issues and dig deep.
Step #2. Brainstorm
Utilize brainstorming and/or mind mapping techniques to flush out thoughts, ideas, future directions, issues, and solutions. Seek out ways to find balance with this transition. Then find people you trust to be honest and spend time discussing and debating the options. Focus on what is right, not necessarily what is easy.
Step #3. Make a Decision & Plan
This step is crucial. After taking time to identify and brainstorm, you have to make a decision and move forward. Once you accept this step forward, own it and plan out how to make it successful. And with all life transitions, be open and willing to adjust and adapt along the way.