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10 Signs it is Time to Move On

Written by Steven-Aitchison

“Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.”

― Nicole Sobon

Moving on is one of those things that is much easier said than done. Most of us grow deep roots with the people, things and places that make up everyday life, so it can be hard to withdraw the roots and leave.  Just like when one pulls up a weed from a garden, sometimes you just need to take a firm and strong pull then rip out the roots all at once.

Once an individuals determines they are willing to make that firm tug, it becomes easy to move onto bigger and better things. Making the decision to rip out the roots is the hardest part of this process! Here are 10 signs it is time to think about transplanting your roots to a different place in life.

1. When you aren’t Feeling Challenged

It is easy to plateau off at a comfortable place where you aren’t making any improvements in your personal or professional life. If everything seems to be just a little bit too easy, it is time to seek out a different challenge.

2. You Get that Gut Feeling

Human instinct is a powerful thing. Often deep down we’ll know it is time to move on before we may be ready to intellectually accept it. Sometimes it pays off to trust that gut feeling, because eventually it’ll grow strong enough that you won’t be able to resist it anyway.

3. An Opportunity is Available

Turning down opportunities for growth is often a huge mistake. If you get the chance to make a change that will improve things for the better, take it. Then perhaps assess the things that were holding you back in the first place.

4. People are the Only Thing Holding You Back

As social creatures, people do hold a significant place in our life. However, often the key to success is building your life around dreams, not people. There are exceptions to this rule of course, especially when it comes to your children, but otherwise, sometimes we have to cut ties in order to achieve success.

5. When the Only Reason you are Holding on is Fear of Letting Go

Never, ever let fear determine what course that you take. End of story.

6. When you are Waiting for Change

Holding onto hope for change is a common problem people encounter. The important thing to remember is that you can only control yourself. If you are waiting around for someone or something to change, don’t hold your breath.

7. If Negative Emotions are Present more than Positive Ones

Life can hard. Sometimes everyone experiences negative bouts of emotions; however, when the bad feelings start to outweigh the good ones, it is definitely time for a change. There is enough joy in this life, especially if you have electricity and the internet, to not be caught in an endless cycle of  negativity.

8. When Life Becomes a Chore

Life is filled with duties, but when these duties begin to grind against your will to live, consider making a change. Whether it is a change in attitude about the daily grind, or it is actually a change in your life is up to you to determine that..

9. It No Longer Serves You

Letting go of things that no longer serve your journey towards being the person you want to be is extremely important, especially when those things are not just neutral, but actually detrimental to your desired growth.

10. When You Don’t Feel Passionate

You may not always feel passionate about everything in life, but there should be at least a little trickle of passion that comes through regularly. Feeling enthused and excited about what you are doing in life is a sign that you are on the right course. Think about if you are going in the right direction when it comes to your goals and ideals, if not find out how you need to alter things to work towards re-igniting your fervor for life.

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  • I have recently left a two year relationship and this lesson helped me to know that I did the right thing to move forward and upward. Thank you. My shrink didnt have near the insight that this site did. Thank you.

    • May I know how did you overcome the fact that the relationship doesn’t exist anymore and nothing can be got by holding onto this relationship. I might relate to you, that’s why asking. What if this could help me out too.

  • I just got out from a 5yr relationship, 10yrs of friendship, and a year of employment. Now I’m rearranging my life, planning the next course to take, and building my dreams.

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