I shared my transition to venture capital the other day. Since then, I’ve talked with several people about the details. (I’m happy to share, listen, and help however I can.) I’ve noticed a pattern. A lot of people are contemplating or already going through serious life transitions. Professionally, personally—you name it; big changes are happening or on the horizon for many folks. The pandemic surely plays a big role in this. The abrupt change forced us to experience something different. Many are now considering what parts of this change they want to make permanent. And I’m sure there are a host of other reasons too.
I personally think the key to navigating change is being adaptable. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying to go wherever the wind takes you. I personally try to evaluate and then embrace the change and make it work for me (if that’s possible). I’ve learned to not make the past my baseline. Instead, I try to accept my current reality, which, admittedly, is sometimes easier said than done. All this helps me to adapt in a way that works for me.
Regardless of how you go about navigating change, be adaptable and do it in an way that works for you. And remember there are lots of other people considering or going though something similar. You are not alone.