“What is to give light must endure burning.” Victor Frankl
It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle during any transition, especially one as fundamentally disruptive as transitioning from your social and professional circles have been military into a position where your primary responsibility is to influence civilians that YOU are the BEST choice, of the many choices they have. That’s a lot of pressure, or a lot of noise, at the very least, right?
So, what do we not want to see happen during a transition?
Getting lost in the shuffle.
It’s easy to do that, and that’s not who you are, or you would not have signed up to protect others.
Your transition is going to be uncomfortable, regardless of the career you pursue. The extent to which you are willing to get uncomfortable WILL be rewarded. When you open your network and increase the competitiveness of your position within the job market, you make more, you have more perceived value.
So, what do we want to see happen during a transition?
What if instead of stewing alone on our off day, looking a year out to our transition date, overwhelmed by the plethora of organizations giving you different ways to solve the same problem…what if we start engaging with other transitioning veterans (or transitioned) who have momentum, good habits, best practices, what would that start to feel like?
Circling back to our quote. “What is to give light must endure burning”.
You signed up to literally put your life on the line for your loved one’s safety, freedom, and liberty.
It seems like once you successfully transition, you’ll probably reach a handout, and help other people with their own version of a transition, in your own way.
Considering how we will contribute to others, once we hit our goal, it can be a great way to add more fuel to an already roaring fire.
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