We hear a lot about change, its perils, and how often we fail at change. But change is not the real problem. The difficulty lies in the transition, that intricate, turbulent, and convoluted process that people go through to incorporate the change into their lives.
There is a difference between changes and transitions. Change is situational, while transitions are psychological. Change relates to events outside, transition has to do with the inner-reorientation, the new way of making meaning we have to tackle in order to navigate to the other side. Transitions are difficult because they often force us to re-examine our values, lifestyle, and learning. Continue reading »