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Chapter 5. Preparing for Change > Characteristics of Successful Transitions

Characteristics of Successful Transitions

Thinking about your answers to the questions in the previous section helps you effectively initiate the taking off phase. Revising your professional image and embracing a new professional niche quickly and successfully depend on the strength of your inner resources and adaptive responses to change. Six key actions are characteristic of success in any transition:

  1. being willing to risk

  2. facing the unknown

  3. directing yourself

  4. expressing your emotions about change

  5. developing a support system

  6. dealing with your stress.


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