#187: Is It Time For A {Personal} System Upgrade?

Reconnaissance And Transition



If you’ve not heard our previous three episodes (#179#181, #183, and #185) in this series on transition, I’d encourage you to give them a listen.

Change is not easy, but it is worth it if you’re willing to walk out the entire process. Once you’ve said “Yes!” to the process and have actively engaged the quest for your next level, the next stage in transition is Reconnaissance.

This episode includes how you can effectively and accurately discern and discover what has been waiting for you on the other side.

The Gist:

Most of us think of the word “reconnaissance” in terms of military operations. Today, however, I’d like to look at it a little differently.

Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines reconnaissance as follows: To inspect, observe, or survey in order to gain information, clarification, and ultimately clear strategy.

This speaks so powerfully to how our future is often revealed to us in sections, compartments, and even in the context of collaboration and relationship. In the specific context of transition, reconnaissance serves as the active pursuit of gathering information, seeking clarity, discovering new opportunities and areas of possibility, and connecting with new people.

Data Sets We Search For:

  • Identifying Passions
  • Relationships
  • Beliefs
  • Environments
  • Opportunities
  • Possibilities
  • Seasons of life
  • Etc.

Your Reconnaissance Strategy:

  1. The YOU Factor
  2. The OTHERS Factor
  3. The GOD Factor

Closing Thoughts:

  • You are called to transition for the purpose of going to a higher level of life, leadership, and effectiveness.
  • The process is not always easy.
  • Stay firm in your commitment to the journey you’ve embarked on.
  • Do the work necessary.
  • Find a coach or mentor who can help you navigate through the various stages.

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Until next time, remember … You were made in His image, designed for a purpose, and are destined for greatness. The world is waiting for the REAL YOU to show up.  God Bless!