What would you say transitions take the form of in your life? Is it the job change, studies change, relationship change, spiritual change, mental change or maybe even a mere physical change? We all go through these similar more often than not. Recognizing the stage of the changes you are in is what has to be clear to the mind. What bridge stage are you in currently? Ending, Neutral Zone, or Beginning? Let’s delve deeper as we breeze through what might seemingly be easier said than done but what is possible! Going through your transition with ease, confidence and clarity.
- Neutral Zone
Transition registers as the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another; undergo or cause to undergo a process or period of transition.
Change in a state of “Ending” is a hard and shaken place to be. When in a state a losing something that you may hold near and dear to you; you tend to hold onto what is in other words trying to leave. I hate to put it that way but it’s pure truth. Dealing with feelings of Anger, Fear, Shock, and sometimes even Blame can leave you with unsettling thoughts. When confronted with these; understanding that it is only a phase in life of transition that each and every person faces is the reality of it all. As stated to the left “Change is inevitable & Growth is Optional” is the choosing in oneself to stand up and work through what seems impossible.
In one of my favorite movies Alice in the Wonderland she says something that sticks with me and everyone should wake up and believe. “Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” What “IF” you believed that you can accomplish 6 impossible things before breakfast everyday would you challenge yourself to it, or would you sit by and allow the transition to pass you by? I say transition because putting action into believing, motion into doing, and action into accomplishing is a change. You are making the IMPOSSIBLE; POSSIBLE! You have to do the WORK!
Now that we have that covered let’s talk more about the “Neutral Zone”. The Uncertainty, Confusion and what if’s or shall I say Anxiety……. I know this zone all too well; because I love being in my comfort zone. Anyone who knows me know I don’t deal to well with confusion. Realizing that confusion is only what you make it. I was confronted with the confusion of religion and the uncertainty and anxiety of what others thought of my spiritual confluence. Being in that position of questioning your own integrity of spiritual growth; even self growth is a uneasy place to be but in life we are tested in many shocking ways. When you find yourself standing up for what you believe in or contesting what you no longer are uncertain of; even when it may be unclear to those around you. Sometimes the acceptance of you moving forward is deniable to those around you because they aspire for you to be where they are or not change in your own; hence the neutral zone of being in a different transitional state in your own life. Don’t be afraid of what changes are in store for you personally whether good or bad, simply embrace what is.
Lastly, Beginnings are indicated with setting new goals, integration, and reinventing yourself.
When you take your old goals and integrate them with new goals you are simply reinventing your old self and transitioning into a new self/beginning. Reinventing yourself after a draining loss, disagreements with family or friends, or a job loss or change can be sometimes boggling but remember it will surely be possible! Possible to pick yourself up and get it right again, possible to jump out on faith and do what you said you can do, and possible to change what they said you couldn’t. Give yourself a chance to believe in yourself so that you can in the words of my favorite TV personality Steve Harvey “JUMP”. Jump into your destiny, calling, or gift. Discern what stage you are in and confront the transition head on with your head held high and smile intact. Have faith along the way; that is your greatest tool of waging transition in your life. You dont have to be a spiritual or religious person to have faith in the wonders of what God can do; or the transitions he can bring you through.
Get the tools to get inspired, stay motivated and take action to jump into your next level of success. -Steve Harvey