“William Bridges is something of a guru on the subject of organizational change and transition. He describes change as seeking a new beginning, a new way. Now that sounds pleasant enough, but here’s the rub: you can never achieve a new beginning without first experiencing an ending.
This immutable rule is the source of much of the emotional angst around change and transition – people typically don’t like endings. Endings are always characterized by loss, and loss always forces you to let go of something. You can’t begin to journey toward a new beginning unless you first let go of how things are at present.”