“Change is the only constant in life”
We have heard this numerous time but with change comes a period of transition. We hate this period of transition because it brings us out of the comfort level that we enjoy. Change is always meant to be better but if the transition is not taken through well, the consequences of the change might be adverse. So, how we go about the transition is as important as the decision of the change itself.
We encounter many changes in life – some are small and others are big. Small ones include changing our daily schedules, changing our homes, cities etc. And there are big changes which include getting promoted, changing your career, role in career, your organization, or getting married, being a parent are all examples of big changes in life.
Before you start your transition journey, ask yourself the following:
- Do you agree with the decision of change?
- Do you understand the need for change?
- Do you have a plan to transition through the change?
- Do you agree with the plan?
Whether you are changing your daily schedule or getting married – the change is brought about because it is needed. Do you feel the need to change your schedule or get married and do you agree with the decision? It is important that you answer these questions for yourself – it will make the “Why” part of the transition very clear to you.
Secondly, do you have a plan to change your home or get used to the new role in your career? Have you considered taking help from others? In short, are you ready to take the plunge? This part deals with the “How” part of transition. If you are ready then protect yourself and jump into the transition. Slowly and gradually, you will see the change working for you.