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I was actually looking up the details of this book to email a friends.
I was then reminded I originally bought this book in 2011 while in a program. I really resonated and appreciate Bridge's model of stages involved in change. This stayed with me since 2011. I found myself referencing these stages a few months ago as I recognized what was happening in my life now.
It is so true new beginnings can only truly start after something in our life is coming to an end. This ending needs to be acknowledged and possibly grieved for me to truly benefit and gain the most positive results from a new beginning. I personally need to do this so I am not continually doubting myself once I have made a decision to make any kind of change big or small. Also I have become more aware if I stay in limbo for too long. It is me getting stuck in a neutral zone and my life is becoming too stagnant for too long.
There are even more gems in the book with the real life examples of how others manage or did not manage transitional changes in their live. I am glad this book is still around as it is very relevant for anyone at any stage of life both personally and professionally. It can support anyone in recognizing many of the underlying layers we do not always consider are relevant during transitional changes.
I'm a huge fan of Bill Bridges. This book is a primer for all of life's changes and transitions, the large and small ones. There are three phases: endings, neutral zone and then beginnings to any transition or change in life. It's very hard to be in the neutral zone and it is absolutely essential. Rushing the process, as Bridges says, means we don't fully make sense of the change or transition and are bound to repeat the same situation or stay stuck. Of all my books, if my house was on fire and I had time to only take one book with me it would be this one.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is experiencing a major life event: the loss of a job, a promotion, a divorce, retirement, a move, a new baby, etc. It helps to prepare you to understand the three phases of transition: the ending, the in-between nothingness, and the new beginning. For me, it gave me permission to both completely disconnect from the old situation and the 'me' it created, and to take time to reflect without jumping into something new. That in-between time is essential to gradually discovering what I really want in the next phase of my life--to develop the new me. Too many times in the past, I had a new beginning before I really let go of the past and bypassed the period of solo reflection entirely. Reading this book helped me to understand why the full process leads to profound results and shortcuts can be disastrous.
I didn't understand why the things knew to do were no longer working. I was lost and felt helpless. This book helped me understand my life in an entirely new and empowering way. If you have harbor expect change in your life, this book is a valuable companion.
Transitions are welcomed and resented. When we welcome a transition, very seldom do we look for help; but when it surprises us or causes us to be dumbfounded, help is the very thing we need. I highlighted so much of the book after having moved through most of my own 'neutral zone.' I recommend the book especially for those hurt or lost in life, because that stage can happen to anyone.
This book, although not new, would be helpful for anyone who is going through one of life's transition periods - divorce, retirement, changes in the workplace, changes in family structure, or a move. It helps us understand that we all go through many transitions in our lives, some more traumatic than others, and we have to allow ourselves to go through this period in an informed manner - allow us to grieve, be able to let go and then to endorse the new situation. Very helpful.
I read this book 40 years ago and it appeared on my daughter's reading list for a course on adulthood so I decided to re-read it. It certainly resonated with me as I am now a senior. It gave me a lot of food for thought on my past and helped me gain some new insights