Vitally important, rarely taught, easily messed up.
In order to go onto the next thing, which we all do (unless you’re still wearing pajamas with feet and taking ballet lessons), we need to walk away from the last thing.
Wrap it up, learn from it, leave it in good hands.
And we also need to have an idea of what the next thing is. But if we spend too much time focusing on the next thing, we’ll neglect the thing we’re currently doing, to ill effect.
Trapeze artists spend all of their time focusing on transitions, as they’re a matter of life and death.
If we begin by acknowledging that there’s going to be a next thing, perhaps we can learn to develop the skills and focus we need to get there.