Walking away is counter-intuitive. We are socialized to keep commitments and own up to our responsibilities. Knowing when to let it be and let go takes a lot of work. It’s the opposite of I don’t care. It’s the culmination of lessons and experience. It can be the ultimate sign of maturity. The trick is understanding your role in the situation and being able to tell when you have given all you can and anymore is just futile effort.
1. Not All Doors are Meant to Open
Founder and CEO Ilene Marcus of Aligned Workplace shares, “Not all doors are meant to open to you or your company. Don’t spend time courting clients, systems, workers that will never get you what you need or aren’t really ready for your services. Just part ways. No hard feelings. It saves so much time in the long run.”
2. Pull Don’t Push
I don’t know about you, but I have wasted a lot of time in my life trying to push things quicker, faster, stronger. The trick is not to push for what you want but to pull it towards you. Learn more about the push-u-pull me here.
3. Get More of Everything
When you open the right doors more of everything comes your way. When it’s right I get more “life-fit” – things that make my life work better and make each day easier. I also get more time. And more time helps me keep my sanity. When I am not rescheduling and readjusting my schedule, but decide from the outset what I can and can’t do, naturally I get everything done without lists and schedules and headaches.
Walk away to save your sanity and boost your success. Know when your extra efforts will have diminishing returns. Make the bold move and walk away. Walk away and see what comes back to you. Trust me, it will make your life easier.