“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress” Charles Kettering Change it is inevitable, it is part of everyone’s life, it’s often said that change is the only constant in life. Some changes are good like a new home or graduating from high school. Some are bad, like losing a loved one, a job or a pet. The problems associated with change are mostly not because of the change itself, but because of our reaction to the situation which is internal and different in each person. We can’t really manage the change, but we can manage our personal transition. Our instinct is to just jump into the new situation. NO – In order for something new to begin, something else must end. Managing our internal response involves a three phase process: Stage 1 – The Ending, Losing and Letting Go The old situation does not work/exist anymore.