We can't leave our entire life up until now, behind us. We have family, children, friends and careers that we need to keep close. Getting away is one thing, but starting over is absolutely another. So we separate what has bogged us down from the good things that we want to keep. We all have good things that we should not let go of.
When someone has failed us, we have to decide they will not do it any longer and that is why we take the steps to rid ourselves of what has been and what will be in the future. If we are bored to death at a job, we must find out why. Do we just need a break or is it something more serious? Making a career move is serious in this country at this time in history, therefore one should step back and think twice before changing careers. If an opportunity comes ones way, that is a different story. Never pass up an opportunity to grow, however, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
We take control of how we feel about our life without what we are leaving behind; one step at a time. No one says it is easy but it is doable. Time heals most things. If we are leaving behind a career instead of a person, we must make sure we have another to go to. Do not every make the mistake of quitting a job without another one, regardless of whether you really like the new one or not. You can always find another job, but you should have another job to go to, before you walk out. The exception would if you have plenty of reserves to keep your life intact while looking for the perfect job. There are not many perfect jobs...don't forget that.
One should remember that starting over is not running away. Starting over can mean, that you are changing your thoughts so that you can progress in a more positive way. It can mean that you are beginning a new life without another person, or a new job, a new Church, or a new friend. It can mean a different city, a different house, a new project, a personal growth campaign that includes life coaching sessions. It can mean that you are sick and tired of just existing. It may mean that you simply want to live your life differently than you have done in the past and it does not have to mean you are leaving anyone behind. If you have had thoughtful consideration of all aspects of what you are contemplating, there is nothing wrong with doing what you have to do, however, make sure it is what you must do.
"If you aren't living your life fully, step back and analyze why. If it can be fixed; fix it. If it can't be fixed, it may not be broken, you may just need a breath of fresh air."
"When we are freshly wounded, it is not the time to make rash decisions. Making rash decisions could hinder us from finding out what we thought was right, wasn't."
"Moving on in life, doesn't have to mean, leaving."
"Taking a stand on an issue that is wrong, does not mean that you are unwilling to compromise; it means you will not allow the issue to destroy your standards."
"Change is sometimes necessary; regardless of who says no. If something is wrong, it needs changing and if there is no change; then there is no one else to blame."
"It takes courage to Start Over in life, some do not know how, some are afraid and life can be scary without the security of what we have always had. One way to know when you must take a step in the dark is to realize that you can't continue to live as you have in the past. Only you can make that decision and only you will be responsible for the consequences of starting over, be it right or wrong. There is always the possibility that it will go either way, nothing is written in stone.
It however, means that you are willing to take a chance at happiness in another prospective. Try your wings...if you chose.
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