Transitions Are Opportunities to
Create What You Want

They say that the only thing that’s constant in this world is change. Are you navigating through any big changes in your career, business, relationships, family life, financial situation, or your health?

If so, you’re going through a transition, whether intended or not. And a transition is an opportunity to influence and create an outcome that would be favorable for you.

You actually have a lot more control than you might think, even with “life-shaking” transitions such as divorce, career meltdown, or a health crisis. Here are 4 steps that will move you forward:

1) Visualize the Ideal Outcome

If you had it your way, what would be the ideal outcome of your transition? Make sure to think big … unconstrained by any self-limiting beliefs or fears. Have a clear destination for where you want to go, how you want your transition to turn out. Know that you deserve success.

Describe your ideal outcome in as vivid and emotional detail as you can. What would it look like and sound like? What would it feel like, once you’ve achieved this outcome? Tap into all your senses in creating the vision for your future.

Create a vision board to clearly illustrate what you want. Gaze at your vision board every day to remind yourself of what’s important and to keep yourself motivated and focused.

2) Navigate Any Speed Bumps and Gremlins That Get In Your Way

Whenever we set a big vision for ourselves, we need to be on the lookout for obstacles that get in our way. These are usually our own mental obstacles such as fears and self-limiting beliefs that keep us thinking small.

Know that these fears are “Gremlins” that are generated by our egos to protect us from danger … but you don’t really have to listen to them. You can simply acknowledge that this is a natural human defense mechanism that is just “doing its job,” but that you will not allow this Gremlin to stop you from getting what you want. Even if the Gremlin’s voice is screaming messages in your ear like “You’re not smart enough,” “You’re not pretty enough,” or “You’re not good enough,” you can reach for the imaginary volume button (just like on your radio), and turn the voice off.

Watch for “Speed Bumps” too. These are subconscious acts of self-sabotage that can derail you from achieving your big goals. They can be as innocuous as a tendency to procrastinate from working on an important project, or as dangerous as a car accident that happens when you’re nervous about an important person you want to meet. Use your transition as an opportunity to do some inner work to discover what kinds of fears and self-limiting beliefs are lurking in your subconscious. A professionally-trained coach can help you uncover those obstacles.

3) Generate Your Roadmap

Once you set your vision and understand the obstacles that might get in your way, begin developing your roadmap. Start by chunking down your big goal (your vision) into smaller, milestone goals.

For each milestone goal, lay out the actions you need to take to get there. Make sure all your goals and action plans are SMART … Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timed (with a deadline), so that you create a sense of urgency and get them done.

Start with small steps … and celebrate your successes when you achieve each milestone goal so that you stay motivated.

4) Stay on Track

Review all the other things on your “To Do” List, and re-calibrate your priorities. Navigating your transition successfully is more important than some of the urgent but less important things that arise on a daily basis.

Most importantly, believe that it’s possible to achieve your vision. Believe in yourself. Don’t let any negative people get you down. Stay positive and focused.

Clarity and focus are key to manifesting what you want. You’ll be amazed at all the synchronistic things that will happen to help you achieve your goals once you’re clear and focused. By following the 4 steps outlined above, you’ll be well on your way to creating the outcome you want from your transition.

For a complimentary consultation to explore how coaching can help you to successfully navigate your transition and find your wings, go to

Keiko Hsu
Wings for Women

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