For a discussion this week about January checkpoints and business reviews, I looked up the meaning of the word “resolution” in the dictionary. I was surprised to see some of the answers.
I came to this new definitions when someone quoted William Bridges. Change is an event or situation that happens external to ourselves. Transition is what we do in response to change to get to a new beginning or new state. Transition is internal and within our power to shape.
The invention of the printing press in the 1600s and the internet in our times were both turning points in history where the written word became more accessible to wider audiences. They weren’t time in place breakthroughs. They had a cascading impact. This is why I prefer to create turning points over breakthroughs.