I have a quick question for you? When is it time to let go and move on? Move on from a relationship you are no longer happy in, a friendship that no longer serves you, or a job that is completely draining you? When do you finally decide enough is enough, take the risk and move on with your life?

I am currently in the recruitment industry and the one thing I hear all too often is ”the grass isn’t always greener on the other side” which I understand because sometimes it isn’t but how do we know it isn’t greener on the other side if we don’t take that chance to find out.
If we all had that outlook on life, we would literally all be in the same place without any progress at all. Is that the way we want to live?

After thinking about this for some time, I came across a post on social media that read ”you’ll never feel 100% ready, do it anyway” and there is so much truth in it (talk about timing). We never feel ready to make huge changes in our lives. It’s scary, it’s daunting and you don’t know what’s going to happen or what the future holds but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take that chance to find out.

We are all comfortable where we are. We are comfortable in a job that is making us so unhappy because it’s what we know and what we know is safe. We are comfortable in the relationship that is making us unhappy because it is what we know and what we know feels safe but one thing I have learned over time is that comfort zones don’t breed success. They keep us warm and snug even though we know we aren’t happy in our current place but it’s just too comfortable to leave. This is no way to live. We shouldn’t live like this.

So how do you know when it’s time to take the risk and move on? After much thought, I decided to put a few questions together for you to ask yourself.

These are questions I have been asking myself lately as well.

  1. How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?
  2. Are you excited to start your day?
  3. Do you dread going to work every day?
  4. Do you dread the same routine you have daily?
  5. Do you feel stagnant and unchallenged?
  6. Are you in love and obsessed with your life?

After going through these questions and answering them for yourself, do you feel like you reached a point in your life where you have reached your growth potential in your current situation, you no longer feel challenged and motivated. You dread going home because the relationship you are in has changed so much that you don’t know what you had in common in the first place.

If so, this could be the sign you are looking for. Maybe it’s time to step out of that comfort zone, take the risk, and move on and by moving on I mean moving forward. Start looking for a new job that challenges you more. Start an online course that gives you that feeling of excitement and accomplishment or takes a break from that relationship and start concentrating on yourself and your happiness.

Our days need to be filled with what we love. We need to feel challenged and motivated. We need to wake up every morning, excited to start the day. If you aren’t feeling this way it could be time to assess everything, take the risk, and move on.

Remember nothing good comes from comfort zones.