Best way to end the pain of transition? Keep going


Changing jobs, moving to a new city, getting a promotion, getting married or divorced, starting your own business, retiring….   If you’re in the middle of transition, and feeling the pain, there is only one thing to do:  keep moving forward.  If you stop, or change course, or backtrack because of the pain, it won’t help.  You will lose the ground you’ve already covered (and diminish its importance), and you’ll have to cover that ground all over again.  I’m not saying to ignore the pain – sometimes, depending on the type and severity of the pain, it can be a sign you need to reevaluate if you’re on the right path, or if you’re doing the things you should.  That still doesn’t mean to stop.  In all cases, understand that all transition involves some discomfort, unease, even pain – this is normal.  Acknowledge it.  Breathe through it.  Rest if you have to, slow your pace, stretch a little – and keep going.  This is the time to be brave, find strength, know your own power. The only way to the top of the hill, the end of the transition, is to stay the course.   For more information on change –




About Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann
Global corporate communication, business, and organization behavior executive; author. My blog, DesigningCommunication, offers inspiration, insight, and tips for all professionals who want to express themselves effectively, and lead with integrity.

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