[vimeo id="103730914"] Transitions are a normal part of life. Everyone goes through them in one form or another. Whether it’s relationships, new job opportunities, or continuing your education these are times that need to be navigated well. Relevant Magazine just recently posted a great article about this idea and posed a few questions you should ask before making a transition.
Here they are:
First, ask, where am I? No I’m not suggesting a rhetorical question, but it’s more of an assessment and a point of reflection on where you are spiritually, emotionally and ultimately in your journey of life. Think about your career, relationships and what you have achieved so far. Before you move forward, it’s important to know where you are now.
Second, what should I leave behind? Not everything you are now should come with you to where you’re going. For instance, if you’re stepping out on your own, away from your parents, you’ll want to grow independent from your parent’s finances. There’s nothing that will make you grow up quicker than a good dose of reality that comes with paying your own bills, gas, rent, food and everything else.
Third, where can I grow more? You will never stop growing and developing. There is always something new to learn or an area where you can improve. Once you determine these areas, I encourage you to make a serious plan about what you’re going to do about cultivating growth.
Fourth, what are my motivations? This is more important than you may think. You see, your motivations are going to play a big role in determining your level of passion, which ultimately will determine the level of your dedication. If you take a job just because the money is good, but you know you will hate the work, when tough times surface you will have a hard time sticking to the job. You want to be sure that the level of your passion is strong for what ever commitment you’re about to make.
And finally, who do you want with you? Let’s say you’re transitioning to become a leader in an organization. You want to be sure to have the right people in the right seats. Building a team for the new organization is something that you want to spend some serious time thinking about. Your team will have a lot to do with determining your success at the new organization. So make sure they’re people who can do life with you and are willing to grow together as a team.
Thanks for checking out my blog today. Be sure to think through these questions when you’re getting ready to make a transition. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t rush into anything, but be sure to think it through and come up with a game plan for what you will do. If there’s anything you would add to this list, then please feel free to respond below. Have a great day!