I learned a valuable truth from Dr. Max Raines who was my teacher over 40 years ago.
He said that life was nothing but a series of transitions. The transitions come from all directions.
Sometimes you choose them. Sometimes the transitions choose you.
Max’s idea was that if one could get in one’s head that transitions were constant, that you could develop skill at navigating one. He reasoned if one was skilled at transition, one could get from one place to the next without the stress of the transition wearing one down.
43 years ago, no one could imagine the changes that would occur in the future. We had one computer on the whole campus. That computer took hours to run programs that take a second today.
Ask someone what it was like in 1978 as compared to how things happen today. You’ll be amazed at the contrast.
Unmanaged transitions tear down and destroy. Unmanaged transitions create anxiety and fear. Unmanaged transitions don’t achieve the best results.
Managed transitions include the following:
Then, you regroup and begin again. Another transition is sure to be headed your way.