A FEW WORDS PLEASE
This article is made up of 4300 words and is approximately 14 pages long. I’ve broken the article into sections to make it easier for you to read in as many sittings as is comfortable for you.
The purpose and direction of this article is not about bashing “Change” and it’s hardy inclination to disrupt and, most times beyond our control, turn us upside down and inside out at it’s own descretion.
This article is about offering an alternative to “Changing” your entire life in “bulk”, to a more manageable, beneficial situation with minimal discomfort. It’s about “moving excerpts” of your life little by little, from ordinary to better than ordinary, or right up to, and through extraordinary.
The Premise for this article: Pure, unadulterated and outright change tends to be way too difficult. Voluntarily or not, it can cause extreme discomfort. It can become overwhelming. It’s disorienting and disruptive and its positive effects, if any, tend to be easily abbreviated by stress and mental anguish on any level.
“The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process”
There’s one huge, fiery, landmark event in my life that compelled me to create a name, ‘The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process’, to describe a strategy that I used to push and pull me through a very difficult time I went through 15 years ago.
That Huge, Fiery, Landmark Event? To break a 4+ pack a day, 38 year year old smoking habit.
People who knew me were genuinely shocked to hear that I stopped smoking and they couldn’t wait to hear how I, a profuse smoker, was able to break the addiction. They all had a loved one who they were worried about and desperately wanted them to stop smoking thus, ‘The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process’ was created. Later on I’ll explain how I actually stopped smoking.
Change, alteration, modification or however one may choose to name it, can be seen all around us.
“Change” runs on an intermittent schedule with its arrival time usually when it’s least expected and, when it brings it’s usual “personal effects,” e.g. stress, discomfort and frustration, it’s certainly not welcomed at any time. Arriving unannounced is its modus operandi for the simple reason, that if it listed its incoming time, it’s guaranteed that it would find no one there to greet it.
The major reason that “change” is so disruptive and shunned by most, is that it’s not usually a simple adjustment that’s made. Its effect could, and usually does, have wider and longer term consequences than we had planned or hoped for. In addition, the Ripple Effect Conundrum (REC) could be unleashed without any idea of who else will be affected and for how long. It’s the unknown that is unsettling. This holds true if the change is voluntary or involuntary.
“Change’ by its definition is too rigid and most times, too dramatic. In the case of “voluntary changes,” that may start off optimistically, it’s possible for discomfort and frustration to be even greater than “involuntary change.” It’s possible that the changes you initiated could easily cause you, within nanoseconds, to turn down the wrong street finding yourself in a disorienting situation that is nothing like you visualized, and now, disappointment, a third unwelcomed effect is added.
For Example: You start a great new exciting job, where, after the first week, you discover the boss was a maniac and a screamer resulting in an unbearable situation. Change swings both ways, with you having little or no say in it.
This is not a doom and gloom article, it’s actually the opposite of that. This is just me throwing some “contrasting reality” at you to prepare you for our discussion. This article is actually about how to mitigate the stress, discomfort and frustration that change usually brings to the “party” and how to have an amicable relationship with the modifications you’re going to bring forward.
“Words have a magical power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student; words enable the orator to sway his audience and dictate its decisions. Words are capable of arousing the strongest emotions and prompting all men’s actions.” Sigmund Freud
I learned early life that no one thing in this world has more power than a “Word.”
To describe what I went through I chose the word “shift” over the word “change” because of the permanence and inflexibility that the word “change” brings to mind for me. “Shift”, for me, brings to mind, flexibility and impermanence. It brings to mind a way to retreat, rest and start over again, if necessary or desired. It brings to mind the availability of “wiggle room” and the option of “Choice”
It’s important to know and accept that when you “Shift” you’ll find that, at any level of formidability of that “Shift,” you bring along with it your past, present and future (dreams and reality). In other words, you bring along all your “Baggage” and, with all of it marked as “Fragile Handle With Care.” This is what could, and usually does, affect the outcome of that” Shift” or any “change” for that matter.
Your “Baggage” is who you are. Your “Baggage” actually “lives and breathes.” Ignore it, and you’ll find out that it really does. Ignore it and you’ll find yourself mentally wrapped in consternation and possibly wind up experiencing the adverse physical effects it could bring with it.
The following will explain why I see it this way. You decide for yourself what’s needed for you to become a “Transition Titan.”
Becoming a “Transition Titan”
Shift is defined as:
Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance and to put (something) aside and replace it by another or others; Exchange, Redirect the emphasis, direction, or focus (of something.) To transfer from one place, position, person, etc., to another
The Operative Words: Move /Small distance/Put aside/Exchange/Redirect/Put aside and Replace/ Transfer.
Change is defined as:
The act or instance of making or becoming different; the substitution of one thing for another; take or use another instead of another; to make radically different.
The Operative Words: Making or becoming different/ substitute/instead of/ Radically Different.
“One” is a very fragile and susceptible number. One word, one look or one moment can change everything and anything . . . just one.”
The differences in the two meanings may not be perceptible to you at this moment, but to me, it made a compelling impact on my attitude and motivation to “Deflect and Shift” and not to just “Change.” My situation was “Detected” and then a “Deflect and Shift” was initiated, because of my “wavering” desire (I wasn’t all in yet) to stop smoking after earnestly researching its harmful effects.
It wasn’t the possibility of dying suddenly that “got me thinking of quitting” as much as it was the thought of slowly and agonizingly becoming a “Dead Man Walking”, all the while, rolling an oxygen tank around wherever I went and, having the possibility of losing so much more, physically and mentally, hanging over me.
I’m convinced that using “One” word over another word saved my life. This “One” word gave me the fortitude to be able to take that very first step.
Making a “Shift” and not a “Change” to another “road to travel on” seemed to say to me “Give it a shot, take small steps. There’s always wiggle room to adjust your route and go back to the beginning and start over, retreat or just not do it today or ever.“
The big thing for me? “Shifting” made me feel that it was a choice, my choice and, just as important, was that it made me feel that the process could be manageable and I had a chance to achieve a victorious personal Success Quest.
A Corny Example: You’re sitting on a park bench and a human of the opposite, or same, sex sits down a little too close to you and you’re “squished.” You could ask them to “move over a little” (Shift) or go sit on another bench (Change). Feel it? Aw, c’mon you know you do.
“One” word could change your life. Never underestimate “one” of anything : I’ll try “One” more time. . . “One”more time and I quit. . . I’m looking for that special “One.”. . I need “One”more chance. . . I need to rob “One”more bank. . . If it saves “One”animal it would have been worth it. . . I lost the bid because of “One” error on the application. . .I would like to have“One” more child. . . I lost the race by “One”inch.
“ But it’s only one.” Well, maybe you should think twice about that statement next time. Your life may depend on it.
Let’s move forward
Your wish for any “looming or emerging transition” in your life should always be for it to be a H.I.T or a Harmonious Interval Transition (my concept). This should be the ultimate goal when the change bug bites or attacks under any conditions.
H.I.T Individual Definitions:
Harmonious– Free from disagreement or dissent. Peaceful.
Interval- A space between things, points limits, small steps etc.
Transition-Movement, passage from one position, state, stage etc. to another.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT:
The concept of H.I.T is all about striving to restrain and mitigate or, to some extent, strive to eliminate the effects of deliberate or whimsical “transition” and to accomplish this through thoughtful and measured movements within accommodating and comfortable intervals of time. The Bottom Line: Doing it slow and easy within the period of time, no matter how long, that you’re comfortable with.
H.I.T is basically about doing whatever needs to be done to anticipate, mitigate or eliminate the “personal effects”, e.g. stress, frustration and discomfort, of a transition that may be on the horizon or unexpectedly, breaching your back door.
H.I.T ‘s are energized by their primary source of power, ‘Information Aggregation’, which draws additional strength and vigor from effective retrospection, introspection, forethought, cognitive forecasting and prognostication from the diligent examination of your: Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between.”
Integrating your “Baggage” with a comprehensive “Information Aggregation” empowers you and aids you in anticipating, mitigating and eliminating the severe effects of your transition, thus experiencing a successful H.I.T.
The primary Success Support Tool to help you achieve a successful H.I.T. is ‘The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process.’ It’s job is to help you understand, and help acclimate you to your ensuing “Transition.”
‘The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process’ is a simple tool with impressive brawn when, and if, it’s backed by relevant information. It can and will help you adapt to deliberate or whimsical transitions.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN. . .
To effect and actualize a successful H.I.T, it’s all about being adaptable and resolute. Here’s 8 simple Success Support Tools and Rules that will help enable you to develop adaptability and resoluteness before you start ‘The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process’:
- Realize and Accept the fact that you’re going to make mistakes and that’s ok but: “Find it-Fix it-Move it” or Find it-Fix it-Move on. Keep it moving forward.
- Never give up; You can never fail if you never give up.
- Apply the AAA’s: Adjust your attitude and perspective on a situation or event by always asking “what’s the worst that could really happen? Align the situation with your abilities and desires. Does it all work? Does it feel right? After evaluating your answers, “Adjudicate” whether or not you still feel the situation is worthwhile and, if you judge it to still be worthwhile, are you relatively comfortable moving forward?
- Retreat, Reflect, Reaffirm, Reawaken and Resume if you feel tired or discouraged, but never quit. Retreating is temporary and it doesn’t mean that you’re giving up. It’s a time for you to rest and reflect. Reflect on why this is happening, or exactly what is happening and, remind yourself of “what’s the worst that could happen?” Most important of all, also remind yourself that you’re ready and able to handle whatever comes your way.
- Adjust and Change direction any time you feel it’s needed. Be flexible. Remember you’re adaptable. Never fall in love with any “one way” to achieve something. There is an abundance of opportunities on any and all roads that you’ll travel on. There are incalculable ways to achieve success. Keep your eyes and mind open and, positively expect to “see” ideas and opportunities and they will appear to you, usually when you least expect it. Go where “fate” takes you. Let “it” happen to you.
- Apply “Compartmentalization” to your transition. You’ll see as we move through ‘The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process’ that “breaking up” your Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between” life into “managable pieces” will help you see the transition more clearly and be able to see it from many different vantage points. Seeing these points of time as very short films and not just photographs will reveal the information you’re looking for. Bear down on these memories and make them come alive. “Feel” them.
- ‘Questions & Shredding’ should always be in use. It’s essential to success in any and all of your trials and tribulations and, it’s life changing at that moment when you bear down on the questioning and, the answers start to flow and inspire revelations from your Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between” lives.
- Nothing is Permanent: You’re allowed to change your mind. You’re allowed to quit and you’re allowed to retreat. You’re also allowed to do nothing if that’s what you want to do, or not do. With that said: Keep an open mind and remember why this “transition” is being made. Re-examine all the information gleaned from your “Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between.” Follow Success Support Tool #4, above, before any decision is made. All you may need is a good night’s sleep. Take 48 hours to rest and NOT think. Then start to review and apply all the Success Support Tools #1-#8, above.
We’re Almost There!
“The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process”
A Few More Words Before We Begin:
Most times, when making a “transition” in their lives, people do not provide accommodations and reconciliation for the fact that there are 4 parts of the “looming or emerging transition” that needs to be addressed: Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between.”
My concept, “The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process” (The DDSA Process), takes these 4 periods of time in your life, into account.
Each period of time has their own perceived reality that’s written, produced and directed by you. It’s up to you to be “real” with yourself and determine what influence the memories of each period of time has, or will have, that led to your current desire to realign your entire life or specific situations and areas. The ultimate, desirable end result in any transition, deliberate or whimsical, would be to effect a H.I.T for your current or impending transition.
‘Information Aggregating’ from these periods of time and working with, and applying Team 5W+1: Who, What, When, Where, Why + How, to them, will help you move forward with your transition and effect a highly coveted H.I.T.
Finally, . . . Let’s Begin
“The Detect, Deflect and Shift Adaption Process”
“Detect” Defined: A “Discovery” or a “Realization”
You see it. You feel it. Your emotions are stirring. Your thoughts are whirling. “What’s happening to me?” you ask. The tipping point is happening, that’s what. It’s in your face and, you realize and decide at that moment, that “It’s Time.” It’s time to do something about it.
You realize or discover that you’re just not satisfied with the “Sphere of Influence” in which you live and function. You’re just not satisfied where you are in your career or you’re just not satisfied where you are in life. You’re just not satisfied and something has to change.
The dynamic duo of Detection/Decision is a powerful catharsis. It’s the moment of release. Your release and, it’s a result of your decision to do “something.” It’s your release from the stress, anxiety and frustration emanating from your, specific or general, dissatisfaction and from a strong desire to “have more” e.g. have more” responsibility, more money, more fun, more power or just more satisfaction and more peace of mind. You decided to do something. Congratulations. You just empowered yourself and, it’s the beginning of a new and exciting personal Success Quest for you.
THE GOOD NEWS: With this release comes momentum. It comes with the power cell that will energize the start of your transition and beyond.
Please, I Digress:
There are 2 varieties of Transition.
Variety #1: Whimsical Transition- An Unwelcome, Uninvited “Change” that Breaches your Personal Space Unexpectedly.
GOAL: To accomplish a H.I.T
HOW: Knowledge + Action + Team 5W+1 + Understanding + Adjustments + Adaptability + Planning + Resoluteness + Maintenance.
Draw from experiences that “immediately” come to mind and, when the situation is finally being “handled”, also add and apply: All your ‘Relevant Information Aggregation’, Effective Retrospection, Introspection, Forethought, Cognitive Forecasting and Prognostication from your Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between.”
SideBar: This variety of transition could happen at the speed of light. You may or may not be able to “take five” and think about what to do. Anything less than an immediate “life, body or property threatening” change or transition, should afford you some wiggle room and enable you to catch your breath, gather information and be able to bring in Team 5W+1 to answer the Who, What, When, Where, Why + How’s of your unexpected change.
“Understanding others is knowledge, Understanding oneself is enlightenment; Conquering others is power, Conquering oneself is strength.” Laozi
In any situation, expected or unexpected, if you would focus and think in terms of these 6 questions, Team 5W+1, you’ll always have a great chance to achieve a H.I.T and move your life from ordinary to extraordinary. Let these 6 types of questions guide you and keep you on track especially when the heat is turned up and you’re under pressure.
Variety #2 Deliberate Transition: a Transition that’s Planned for and Invited in to your Personal Space, with an Attitude of Positive Expectancy .
GOAL: To accomplish a H.I.T
HOW: Team 5W+1 + Knowledge + Understanding + Planning + Action + Adjustments + Adaptability + Resoluteness + Maintenance.
Draw from experiences that come to mind and also add and apply: All your ‘Relevant Information Aggregation’, Effective Retrospection, Introspection, Forethought, Cognitive Forecasting and Prognostication from your Past, Present, Future and the “In-Between.”
Let’s move on and back to Step #1 “Detect”
THE KEY POINT: The reason to pay special attention and examine your Past, Present, Future and “In-Between” state of being is to be able to understand the Who, What, When, Where, Why + How’s of your desire to make a transition. Each period of time is a treasure trove of memories just waiting to be invited to join you again and to help you.
These memories could provide invaluable insight into your reasons for the overwhelming desire to make a transition and shift your life to a different “Venue.” This information will also add muscle to your Success Support Tools when making your important transition decisions. It’s essential that you consciously and deliberately examine these periods of time and “Look both ways” before you cross that line and “shift” a part, parts or your entire current life, to a new road for you to travel on.
The “Future” prognostication is important and “possible” by playing “what if”, “wouldn’t it be great if” and “what’s the worst that could happen if.” Have fun and let your imagination run wild.
- The “In- Between” is about things that are remembered from the past that you now realize happened, or currently exists, in the present as well. They may have recurred once, or many times and, you may not have been aware of any of it or, it didn’t have a significant meaning for you until you reached your tipping point.
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“Deflect” Defined: To turn from a “true course;” Cause something or someone to change direction; Cause someone or something to deviate from an intended purpose.
Urgent: Reality Check
“Detect and Deflect” are logically and compellingly connected and, are to be deployed to work hand in hand, as the advance team for your “Transition Shift”. They are not steps or procedures that follow or preempt each other.
All the information in “Detect”/” Deflect” represents the foundation of everything that will be coming to the forefront of your transition. The additional information that’s specific to the “Deflect” position is basically the message that you can never give up if you truly want a successful transition that will flourish uninterruptedly.
I just felt it was important enough to give “Deflect” and the simple but compelling message of persistence, a separate “front row seat” for all to see and be aware of.
Your mission in the ‘Deflect’ mode:
- Actively be on the alert, energized by an anticipatory, proactive state of mind, looking for and subsequently managing, anything that will impede, undermine, inhibit, obstruct or stall your H.I.T.
- When any obstruction, barrier or stumbling block appears, strive to be resolute in causing any and all of the hindrances to at least be “mitigated” and at best, be “obliterated.”
- Commit to “never giving up” which, in turn, will ultimately ensure that you’re able to mentally and physically deflect, minimally unscathed we hope, anything and everything that will interfere with your transition experiencing a successful H.I.T.
ACTION ALERT: Your life is lived and “recorded” in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and so on and so forth. Your life’s story is laid out and documented as an “Encyclopedia of Your Life” written by you. The excerpts “you write” are yours to edit and rewrite at your discretion. The premise of my “Shift” action is that if you live your life in “excerpts” then you should effect transitions in “excerpts.” Meaning that the changes or transition that you want to make should be done in small steps and in small pieces of your life(excerpts).
For example: When I was a heavy smoker and a heavy coffee drinker my doctor told me to focus on my Personal Success Quest to stop smoking but, keep up the heavy coffee drinking , start exercise only at 5-10 minutes a day, building it up to a minimum of 30 minutes a day and, start drinking 8 ounces of water a day eventually building it up to 64 ounces a day.
The Bottom Line: Break your desired transformations, changes or transitions into small steps, small intervals of time, small pieces of your life.
When you “Shift” an “excerpt” or “excerpts”of your life, “thinking and doing in a very small way” will bring you success.
And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Article:
We defined “Shift” earlier. Now it’s time to make your decision. You followed the simple directions in the “Detect” and “Deflect” modes. You now have a relatively solid foundation intact and now you have three choices: 1- Make the transition, 2- Put the transition on hold and adapt 3- Fix or tweak what you have or where you are and move on.
The actual “Shift” is another integral layer that wraps itself around the “Detect” and “Deflect” modes.
Once it takes on this position it will impel you to pick one of the three choices: 1- Make the transition, 2- Put the transition on hold and adapt 3- Fix or tweak what you have or where you are and move on.
Remember what we reviewed earlier: “8 simple Success Support Tools that will help enable you to develop adaptability and resoluteness.”
In addition to these 8 simple Success Support Tools and all the information covered in this article the key element for you to be able to effect a Harmonious Interval Transition (H.I.T) is the “one” thought or the “one” word that will inspire you and become your “tipping Point” that sends you on your way to make the “changes” that you need and/or close the deal on a new and successful “Transition.”
The “Shift” step may be the one where you’ll need the most strength and wisdom you can gather. Here’s where you’ll have to possibly “move” people you care about, “Move” resources you need and possibly cherish, “Move” locations that are so convenient and coveted and maybe, just maybe, you may have to change your lifetime dream or “move” it to another “place in time.”
You’ll have to “Deflect” any and all obstacles when you move forward to start your “Transition.” Your “Transition” might affect some of the people around you, especially family, friends and co-workers. If you think that they may be affected by your moves you should consider sitting them down and having a face to face conversation with them. It will make your transition a lot smoother.
IMPORTANT: It is said that one of the greatest barriers to our own change efforts is that we fail to plan for setbacks. I agree with this. We plan to make changes, but we do not plan for expectable occasions of relapse. Again, I agree with this. It is also said that you should have a plan for relapse. I also agree with this but I believe in “Flexibility.”
I believe in monitoring and adjusting your Transition as you move forward.
I believe in all 8 of the Simple Success Support Tools and Rules listed in this article, particularly #4: Retreat, Reflect, Reaffirm, Reawaken and Resume. I strongly suggest you review all 8.
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My brief explanation, that follows, of how I stopped Smoking will give you the exact way I now believe that transitions should be made.
How I broke a 4+ pack a day, 38 year year old smoking habit.
The method: I refused to stop striving to quit. I committed to not beating myself up. I committed to being kind to myself. Every day was a new beginning for me. Every single day was a new chance to stop smoking.
I made a promise to myself that I would not get myself crazy, fearful and obsessive and that making “just an attempt” would be okay as long as I back it up with a commitment to never stop striving and to never give up. If I slipped up, I would start all over again the next day.
Attempt Defined: 1-To Try to Make an effort to achieve or complete something
Strive Defined: 1–To Fight; 2-Make GREAT efforts to achieve or obtain something. 2-struggle or fight vigorously. 3- to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success.
It took me one year to quit. I made over “150” (who’s counting) foiled attempts that year. One day, like a miracle, all the striving finally kicked in. It’s 15 years later and I have not smoked.
I could fail every single day but back off permanently? Never.
Accepting failure after failure was now more tolerable because I knew that I was not going to give up striving to stop even if it took me years to do it. As I said, if I screwed up and reverted back to a smoker I would start all over again the next morning if need be.
I failed every other day and then I started fresh the next day. My self-control finally yielded to my persistence and I was on the way to a smoke-free life.
This “adventure” answered the enduring question that I’ve always asked myself: “If you keep on striving and categorically refuse to give in to obstacles and other distractions, how can you ever really fail?
This was powerful knowledge for me to have: “Continuous Attempts” plus “Ceaseless Striving” were the unintimidating key elements in making the life-saving changes I needed to make. I clearly understood this for the first time.
Becoming a Transition Titan:
Accept that change is inevitable: Accepting and understanding this fact, no matter what you call it, will allow you to be open and susceptible to new ideas, new situations and new experiences. You’ll be able to welcome “Change” because you’ll understand that it’s not if, but it’s when and where, you’ll bump into it or, it will bump into you. You’ll come to know and understand that ‘Change’ can bring wonderful situations your way, so much so, that you’ll be looking for ‘Change’ and enjoying the process rather than dreading it.
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IT’S TIME . . . Your Time . . .Your Turn.
“Now” is a great time in your life to move forward. Small steps will make it happen. Just thinking about a transition is enough to start the flow of good things in your life. Just one thought. You have all the tools you need right here on Its All Possible.
Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope it helps you. Good luck.
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