Walk away from anything that doesn’t serve you. Whether that means to leave your career, to disengage from a toxic relationship, to separate from something debilitating, this is a life-altering change. This quote has resonated with me deeply in my twenties, as this has been a period of growth, strength, and selfish pursuit.
Sometimes, however, I question the validity of this empowering statement. The way I read it, is that it’s not necessarily about walking away, but about identifying what it is that no longer serves you and parting ways with that person or thing. Knowing the fundamental difference between ‘bad’ and ‘good’ can keep you from leaving something that’s challenging, but necessary to your growth. And once you understand what is positive and what is truly negative, knowing when to leave your career becomes a process and decision that feels right and considerably less stressful.
If you feel like you’re battling whether to leave or stay, this list is for you. If you’re standing with one foot halfway out the door and the other stuck in place, this list is for you. And if you’re searching for, and pursuing other opportunities, while still rooted to your current job, this list is for you. Here are some thoughts to help ground you, inspire you, and reveal the signs that it might be time to leave your career for something that fits and feels right. Continue reading