Just as there’s value in practicing patience, it’s also critical to know how and when to move on. Let’s create forward momentum to transform your life.
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but in building the new.” ~ Socrates
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill
“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~ Victor Kiam
Moving On to Greater Things!
Whether you’re facing a past hurt, a current disappointment, a dead end job, or a stagnant relationship moving on may be the key to finding joy and success. Knowing how and when to move on can be tough … but it is well worth it!
Maybe you hesitate to abandon a relationship, path, or situation because it feels like giving up. And it’s true, some situations can be healed by patience and perseverance. But when you find yourself feeling stuck, hopeless, or angry, it’s time to find a new course of action and move on.
Step One: Recognize a Need for Change
Moving on starts by honestly assessing your situation and making a conscious decision that things need to change. As long as you hold out hope that a toxic relationship can be healed, you’re not likely to let it go. Or, until you recognize that your current job will never bring you fulfillment and success, you’ll be tempted to stay. Decisively and effectively moving on requires an admission that things must change.
Step Two: Decide What You Really Want
Regardless of the pain or frustration with your current situation, making a change — even for the better — is hard to do. It helps to visualize the positives waiting for you on the other side. Instead of dwelling on your loss, focus your energy on what you’ll gain. If you’re moving on from a relationship, relish in the peace of mind it will bring and the promise of new connections. If you’re in a stagnant situation, picture the freedom you’ll have to pursue your goals once you’ve shaken off the past.
Step Three: Create Forward Momentum
To move on, you have to move forward. Create momentum by taking a first step, no matter how small. If you feel stuck or stalled, identify one small thing you can do right now. The momentum of the tiniest action can propel you towards bigger and better things.
Tips to Move On
- Accept what is. It can feel difficult or even impossible to move on when you’re in denial about the reality of a situation. You must first face and accept the truth to be able to release it and move on.
- Honor the past. Moving on doesn’t mean pretending past hurt and frustrations don’t exist or never happened. Acknowledge your feelings, whether of disappointment, pain, or frustration. Then resolve to let them go so they don’t hold you back.
- Practice forgiveness. Guilt and resentment can sabotage your ability to move forward. Forgive yourself and others for whatever is holding you back and free yourself to move forward.
- Live for today. Remember, you only have power over right now. Let go of disappointments in the past, and release your fear of the future. Focus your energy on action you can take now to move on to greater joy and success.
- Act courageously. Don’t let fear and self doubt hold you back. You
don’t have to be fearless to make a change or take a risk. Courage and confidence grow as you move forward through challenges toward what you truly want.
- Act now. There is no perfect time to make a change. Take advantage of
opportunities as they arise or they will pass you by.
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