“Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.”
Wisdom to Walk Away
Sometimes it is easier to stay in a situation that is not good for us than to cut our losses and walk away. Knowing when to walk away is almost the hardest part. Many times, you are throwing out safety and security in hopes of something better. Much like our pioneering predecessors who gambled everything to come to America or any other colony in hopes for a better life. Knowing when the time is right, that is hard. Hopefully, we choose the time, and the time is not chosen for us.
Courage to Do So
So now you know the time is right to walk away, the next hard part is mustering the courage to actually walk away. But you are 1/3 of the way there! You at least have made that decision. Now is the time to get your proverbial ducks in a row, of how you will get along after you have left if you haven’t already. Once you have a solid plan, or any plan for that matter, the courage part is much easier. It is not so much like stepping off a cliff then!
Dignity in the Aftermath
Now you’ve made our decision, you’ve made your plan. Now is the time to walk away with dignity. Even if you don’t feel it, fake it. Walk away with your head held high and a smile on your face. You will be ok. New adventures and opportunities await, you have cleared the space for them to arrive.