Let’s face it, transition is tough. Whether the change is forced upon us or something we intentionally choose, the unknown can be a scary place. A stable paycheck, feeling useful at a job, a stable living environment, knowing you will wake up next to the person you love, having a sense of purpose. These are just a few examples that give us a sense of security and safety in our worlds. When any of these things are taken away or we rock the boat by making intentional change, many times we question our purpose and even our identity.
Times of transition don’t have to be as dreaded as you may think. In some ways it could be the most exciting time of your life because you have the opportunity to know yourself in a new way and discover things you may have never had the chance to unlock. One of the ways to help during a season of transition is to understand your Strengths. Strengths are the natural way you think, feel and behave and understanding how these work in your life can help you realize your purpose.
Some ways to help during transition:
1. Realize that it is just a moment in time and eventually the potentially negative feelings will pass and you will find your direction.
2. Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to help you uncover what your innate talents are.
3. Ask other people in your life to give you feedback on how they see your Strengths playing out in your life. This may help you with the next step you need to take.
4. Volunteer, get involved in organizations that make a difference. Find a way to gain purpose in your life, even if it’s not getting paid for it.
Use this time to recreate yourself and understand your unique gifts and talents in a new way. You may just discover that this time of transition was the best thing that ever happened to you.
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