Eight Rules to Staying Energized in a Transition

By Bob Rausch, PhD.

  1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I often hear people say, “But I’m concerned about my security.” My response to that is simple: “Security is for cadavers.”
  2. Never give up. Almost nothing works the first time.  Just because what you’re doing doesn’t seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.
  3. When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think. There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it’s true: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”
  4. If you worry, make it a point to determine what the worse thing could be and accept that. Very seldom will the worst thing be anywhere near as bad as the things you dream will happen.  Psychologist state that 98.9% of everything that you worry about never happens.
  5. “Victory comes to those who believe in it the longest and believe in it the most.” Keep the vision of what you want to happen without doubt or thought of not obtaining it. Take the posture of the junk-yard dog with his bone; you might get it away from me but you’re in for a fight if you try. (Quote by Alec Baldwin playing Jimmy Doolittle in the movie Pearl Harbor.
  6. Stay focused on today and what can be accomplished today. No matter how tough the situation, you will get through it if you keep your eyes focused on today and resist looking too far into the future.
  7. Always be moving forward. At least if you fail you will be falling forward.  Never stop doing something different or something new.  When you stop growing you start dying. Be better and better every day.
  8. Don’t expect life to be fair. Life is not fair.  You will succeed faster if you realize “If it’s to be it’s up to me.” Love and help others but depend on your own resources to succeed, no matter what the market looks like.

8 Responses to “Eight Rules to Staying Energized in a Transition”

  1. Maria says:

    Just what I was looking for about change. Thank-you!

  2. Vivek G says:

    Hey thats perfect!
    well said!
    Like a soldier in a war zone and sure it applies to lives in this real world.

    Thank you

  3. Chrsitine Smallwood says:

    Number three really hit home today. I’m going to post that on my wall today! What great encouragement. Thanks.

  4. Connie Mayse says:

    Re: #5 – Of course, the actor’s name (in the attribution) is ALEC, not ALEX. I wouldn’t want anyone to misspell my – or your – name in an attribution.

  5. Simon Bagdonis says:

    #7 holds true to me. When the wind turns adjust your sails for the breeze and move forward.

  6. Ron says:

    A great post, simply knock on all doors, accept all opportunities, take chances. You never now, you may enjoy an experience so much you might want todo it again.


  7. K Shahzad says:

    Well said.

    I was about to quit but now success is gonna be mine.

  8. Ex zurueckgewinnen says:

    Abgefahren!!! Wirklich ein cooler Artikel. Freue mich immer was neues von dir zu lesen!

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