Are you on a new journey? Have you ever felt stuck, or feel like you’re at the end? Perhaps not everything is as it first appears.
Late May or early June is typically about graduation. Young kids from grade school, teenagers from high school and those who have completed certificates or degrees in college. It signals the end.
It might also be true for wedding season. While marriages are a bond and are visionary for what lies ahead, they also include an ending. The ending of the single life and the old ways of navigation.
We see many other endings in life. Selling a car, leaving an apartment, or selling a home.
Most of these things represent a chosen path. A conscious ending point, a milestone.
In some cases, we seem to be more reflective of the end, instead of a new beginning.
Is a graduation ceremony a marker for the end of a journey, or the celebration of a new one?
A similar question might be asked about a wedding or starting a new job.
What is the feeling at sunrise or sunset? A new beginning, closure?
It seems that when something signals a perception of ending, we take a breath, we reflect, and then we start to prepare for the next chapter in life.
There may be cause to celebrate, or even to mourn.
Yesterday something ended, perhaps it felt like just another day. Once in a while though, there will be a bigger event. Something that will be recognized as a marker, a turning point, an opportunity for what is next.
For most cases a new journey starts right after the ending of a different one.
Instead of focusing on what is over, remind yourself to focus on what is about to unfold.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.