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Three Ways to Know When It’s Time to Go!

By January 29, 2020March 29th, 20202 Comments

One of the keys to owning your opportunities is to recognize when you’ve outgrown a situation. You have to know when it’s time to go and then find the courage to make your move!

Many people find themselves unwilling to take the risk of leaving a situation that no longer benefits them. Instead, they remain stuck in their misery or discontent rather than seek a new challenge that may result in growth, success and freedom.

So how do you know if you’ve outgrown a situation, whether it’s in business or personal? Here are three tell-tale checkpoints:

  • Attitude check. Do you find yourself in a constant state of anger or bitterness? Do you oftentimes get annoyed at others or often feel like you’re the smartest person in the room? If so, it may be time for you to seek a new challenge that will further expand your mind, your reach and ultimately, your fulfillment.
  • Vision check. Do you have a clear picture of where you’re going? Are you moving in one direction and others are tracking in a completely different direction? At work, do you see or can you see eye-to-eye with your leader? Conflicts in vision will always produce frustration, disengagement and division. If you once were on board but now possess a deep-seated tension when it comes to rowing in the same direction with your boss, team or relationships in general, it may be time for you to make a transition.
  • Growth check. Do you feel stuck or limited in your role? Are you in a constant state of boredom? If you stop growing, you start dying. And “dying,” in this case means you feel like you are losing your relevance. If opportunities are passing you by or there appears to be no room to grow, it may be time for you to pursue opportunities outside your role to increase your value or pursue a new role/environment altogether.

At each of these checkpoints, there is one underlying constant: change.

Change is your only call-to-action. You must be willing to make changes in your life if you want to own your opportunities. The old saying is that it’s insane to keep doing things the same way and expecting different results. Yes, there is always a risk to change. But the risk is much greater if you choose to stay in a situation that no longer fits you.

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  • Garry Harris says:

    When it’s Time to Go..Some Additional Insights

    When your efforts are not being fully appreciated

    When you are being clearly “ghosted” for no good reason

    When minor comments turn into major battles for no good reason or just plain bullying

    When you have outgrown the situation in a number of ways and the real gains are marginal

    When superficial gestures are not enough

    When you have exhausted all efforts to correct the problem or issue and it still exists

    When your good intentions go unrecognized or are very short lived

    Big Red Flag..When you notice they are consistently inconsistent

    When their is an persistent unevenness and imbalance despite all your efforts to correct to the contrary

    When you notice their is a pattern of behavior contrary to societal norms

    When you small successes go

    When common courtesy appears to be a struggle or inconsistent

    When you consistently experience pain, fustration,saddneses

    When simple Communications raises anxiety levels

    When you see others receive the happiness you have worked for and deserve

    When your dreams remain unfulfilled despite your best efforts

    When you consistently put the well being and growth of another person ahead of your own and its not recognized or underappreciated

    When its a struggle to communicate

    When you are no longer a priority

    When their is a clear pattern of selfishness or self-centeredness

    When your caring becomes a burden instead of a benefit

    When there is a consistent pattern of the failure to reciprocate on any level

    When you seen as a something far less in value than reality

    When you observe others who give far, far less ..but have greater access and are engagement

    When your heart aches become unbearable with no end in sight

    …’s Time to Go….or maybe See It Through

    See It Through
    When you’re up against a trouble,
    Meet it squarely, face to face;
    Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
    Plant your feet and take a brace.
    When it’s vain to try to dodge it,
    Do the best that you can do;
    You may fail, but you may conquer,
    See it through!

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