Change is inevitable. Sometimes change comes because of decisions we make. Other times, it happens due to circumstances beyond our control. Either way, when (not if) change comes, you will need an intentional strategy to make it through the transition and land in a better place.

There is something about a middle place – when the old has gone, but the new hasn’t taken root yet – that can test even the bravest person. The goal is to make it through the discomfort, grow in the process, and land in a better place.

Here are 11 tips to help you successfully navigate your way to a better place:

  1. Respond with wisdom. Seek to respond in a manner that takes you where you want to go instead of making things worse.
  2. Set perimeters to keep your sanity. Give yourself time to adjust. Decide what you will and won’t do during the adjustment. Consider how you will manage your money and your emotions. Who will you spend time with or share personal thoughts?
  3. Decide not to isolate yourself. Your old friends may not be suitable for the change that you are experiencing. Find the right people to spend time with even if it means making new friends.
  4. Do something for yourself everyday. It can be as small as reading a quote or as big as taking a fun trip. Either way, it’s important to keep something positive in front of you so you are not consumed with the challenges associated with the changes.
  5. Dream. Where would you like to be in the next year? 5 years? Write down your thoughts.
  6. Do a Bible Study. This is a great time to seek God’s guidance and grow closer to Him. Register with Rhonda Williams Now and be the first to receive our upcoming weekly Bible study.
  7. Plan your Day. Write down your goals for each day to make sure you are moving in a positive direction.
  8. Stay Positive. Negative words and thoughts can destroy a dream and get you stuck in the middle of a change, delaying the process and your positive outcome.
  9. Take care of yourself. Looking good helps you feel better. Feeling better helps you think better. Consider a new exercise routine, an updated wardrobe, or hairstyle. This can be a welcomed distraction from the everyday thoughts associates with transition.
  10. Seek wise counsel. “Without consultation, plans are frustrated, But with many counselors they succeed. “(Proverbs 15:22)
  11. Attend our ‘Butterfly Wings” Workshop. Check our calendar for the next date in Plano, Texas.

I once heard Bishop T. D Jakes say, “If you go through a valley, you better come out with something.” After all of the stuff that you have gone through – make it count!” Use this experience to create some new opportunities and maybe a new life. Then, you  can come out on the other side with your hands full of wisdom from your experience, some great opportunities, and new possibilities!

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