A friend had sent me this quote earlier in the week and my thought, as it always is, where does this apply to transition?

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. – Stacy Charter

In transition this moment of truth comes in the rehabilitation of ones exit story. Good interviewers always set you up for the moment and know when there is an emotional link to that event. They observe the changes that occur when that emotional link is still present or as I refer to, baggage. More than likely, you will lose this opportunity at that time although on a rare occasion you may survive.

The significance of forgiveness to your own success and when not given, to your own failure, can’t be understated.

Life is about changing perspectives, seeing something in a different light that allows you to move on – successful transition is about successful perspective changes. That’s what we do effectively.

Author: Jim WiederholdJim believes his 39 years of experience--particularly his more than 26 years in healthcare--has prepared him well for what he does. His wealth of experience spans key areas, including finance, operations, management, leadership, sales and sales management, corporate, contingency, contractual and retained recruiting, outplacement and transition work and executive coaching.