How to Face Huge Career & Life Transitions?
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Very few things, simultaneously, evoke fear, uncertainty and insecurity as what is felt during the times we're faced with huge transitions. Whether we plan for them or they make unannounced appearances, there doesn't seem to be any way that we can totally eradicate the jitters. Fortunately for us, there are some practices that we can implement that should make the move a tad bit less nerve wrecking.
If you feel the need to hastily figure out a major transition, it's quite possible that you're moving too fast. Unfortunately, because of the unpredictable, hectic nature of life, we can find ourselves chasing a carrot, that's being dangled in front of us; we don't even slow down to check in with what's showing up for us at that point in time.
Slowing down, even stopping, for one second, may turn out to be the rejuvenation needed so that you are able to take a breath, acknowledge that you are a winner and trust that you'll figure this out. A successful navigation depends on your ability to maintain great poise, along the way,
Slowing down, even stopping, for one second, may turn out to be the rejuvenation needed...
Reach out for help
Heavy transitions come with their own set of overwhelming feelings, and it is during these times that we find fear and anxiety setting in. Be mindful to notice when it may become necessary to seek out assistance. The type of assistance, depends on you, since there are multiple avenues that you can explore, from your bestie, to a mentor or a certified life coach.
The goal is to regain momentum so that you can get to the resolve that you most desire. Additionally, you do not need to wait until you're exhausted or stuck to get helped or supported on your goal. Keep in mind that the goal is to give yourself the best chances at success.
Know the desired outcome
An awareness of the desired outcome allows you to position yourself strategically, as needed.
One sure way to achieve a desired outcome is to know the desired outcome. What do you want to achieve at the end of your transition? Knowing what you want to walk away with, will empower you, thus fueling your drive and motivation.
Further, an awareness of the desired outcome allows you to position yourself strategically, as needed. Taking control of your success story means creating the desired outcome, and knowing that that outcome enables the ability to design the most efficient action steps, possible.
Create a roadmap
Attempting to navigate huge transitions without a roadmap, is akin to trying to find somewhere that you've never been to before, without directions, no map, no plan, no clue; you get the picture, right? You are bound to getting lost, stranded and time wasting. Likewise, navigating these gigantic transitions without your roadmap increases the likelihood of, the onset of, stress, burnout, and failure.
Your roadmaps present you with clarity, ensures that you remain focused and flexible so that you wield the best opportunities for success. Create your roadmap by gathering as much data as you can, and britannica.com says that data is "facts or information used usually to calculate, analyze, or plan something." This should serve as a reminder for us to separate ourselves from attachments or biases held, so that we are gathering relevant and neutral information that will empower you to make the best, informed, judgments, for you.
Attempting to navigate huge transitions without a roadmap, is akin to trying to find somewhere that you've never been to before, without directions, no map, no plan, no clue
Do what matters to you
Whatever the outcome, after everything is said and done, you're the one, who has to live with it, so what matters to you is as important as anything else you count, so, at least, give it consideration.
On the topic of doing what matters to you, we may find that it comes with some benefits attached. These benefits show up as, progression in the direction of the outcome that you most desire for yourself; a sense of accomplishment; and achievement of an outcome that is most relevant to your most authentic self.
What happens if you're unsure about what really matters? No problem, because that's easily fixed by asking yourself a few questions:
What would this transition be worth 1 year from now?
Is this what I really want?
What makes this transition important for me to achieve?