Our lives are full of changes. We transition through periods in our personal and professional lives, yet we understand so little about how those transitions happen. Bridges advocates that we need to think about endings, first. Ending jobs, relationships, where we live are always the catalyst of change. This is followed by a period of wilderness and discovery, before new beginnings emerge. Sounds obvious? It is almost universally not observed. Next time you catch someone making new year resolutions, tell them that they should list what they need to end, not what they want to start.