How Are You Going To Leave?

How are you going to leave?

You could just walk out without saying anything.

You could begin a series of conversations in the hope of establishing a transition period.

You could develop an exit strategy that over time would allow you to leave in what might be considered an honourable or amicable manner.

You could simply hand in your notice and then let other people work out what they need to as you while away the time before you get to end.

Have you ever been in a situation where you left a place in your mind long before your body left the place? Has your mind become so accustomed to the time to move on that you are literally going through the motions until the rest of the world catches up with you? It’s not that you neglect responsibilities in the present – you maintain that to the best of your ability, but there has already been a shift.

There are those who are committed to staying where they are as an expression of loyalty and faithfulness. It is their capacity to stay that indicates their devotion to the cause. Yet commitment does not always have to be about staying where you are. Just as growth is about exploring the unknown and venturing out of the so-called comfort zone, so there can be the sense that the only way to truly see where you’re going is to go.

Hey I’m not disrespecting anyone who has been there for decades. I applaud the families that have worked so hard to be a stable part of the community for generations. That’s a noble achievement worthy of the applause.

I am saying there might come a time when staying is disloyal, remaining highlights fear and sticking to what is comfortable and familiar says more about your own desire for security than for growth.

Then under those circumstances it might be time to figure out …

How are you going to leave?

(Photo by Franck V. on Unsplash)

For His Name’s Sake


C. L. J. Dryden


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