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Transition

Are you going through a career or life transition? There are times when we transition from one phase to the next so gradually that we barely even notice and it seems to happen naturally. Other times, we are clearly faced with a Choice A and a distinctly different Choice B.  It is during these times that it can feel overwhelming to make a decision and the idea of change can be daunting.

In the book, Life Launch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life by Pamela D. McLean and Frederic M. Hudson, they write about the four phases of change as a renewal cycle:

Many transitions also provide you with social rites of passage, linking together the chapters of your life, so you can feel yourself "graduating" from one chapter of life into the next.  These help measure your lifelong journey

Graduation reminds me of going from one life chapter into another. In the book, they break it down into four phases:
Phase I: Go For it
Phase II: The Doldrums
Phase III: Cocooning
Phase IV: Getting Ready    
 
When we go through a career transition and enter Phase II, we can sometimes feel stuck. We have to remember that it really is part of the process. 

Being in the Doldrums means that we may feel down and unhappy with the path we are on, it is part of the process to feel unsure of your career path,but when we head into the Cocooning phase we can begin to reflect