How Do You Know When To Move On?

How Do You Know When To Move On?

When you are in a career or firm that has run its course, how do you know when it’s time to move on?

I’m not sure there is a right answer.

Narrowing down reasons to make a change might look like some answers below:

  • Disinterest
  • Lack of mission
  • Lack of motivation
  • Stopped learning
  • You reach a point where the alternatives consume your thoughts
  • Loss of passion

There will eventually be an inflection point where the benefits of security are outweighed by the attractiveness of the unknown or the raw potential for what else is out there.

I’m not getting at a case for “the grass is always greener”.  Invariably, you can always find the warts of any career path or firm since they always exist.

But you should acknowledge a desire that won’t go away.  Considering that work is how we spend the majority of our awake time in both a physical and mental sense, finding fulfillment in our craft is critical to our long-term success.

There are times, however, depending on life circumstances, when it is better to stay the course.  Maybe you can’t afford the alternative or you need additional education.

But most of the time, we’re just afraid.  So, if you find yourself consistently struggling where you are, it might be time for you to take ownership of your future.

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