Is it time to get out or is this an opportunity that you should pass up?

We’ve all heard it: when one door closes, another opens. But does that imply that we have to go through that? Some opportunities are worth seizing, while others might distract you or even divert you – one that you’ve been in for a while and want to continue.

Opportunities can often blind us to reality in hopes of getting faster or easier results than we feel empowered or desired.

I believe in chasing opportunities, but the question remains, when you consider all of your current circumstances, resources, and goals, whether you simply say no to an opportunity, do you consider it carefully, or pursue it with passion, determination, and energy.

Before we move on, let’s be clear about what opportunities really are – they’re just new options, directions, or goals that may or may not advance our cause, mission, or purpose.

Every day we are faced with new opportunities: people to have relationships with, career options, money options (what to buy or where or how to invest, what to save and where) and yes, new activities on the sidelines, hobbies or interests, but in the end. not everyone is worth our time, resources, or energy. So how do we know if an opportunity is right for us now or sometime in the future? Big question.

Over the years, I have taken my eyes off the goal and pursued what I believed to be right at the time, but in the end, after careful evaluation, I realized that I let my short-term needs or wants prevail over common sense and good judgment. I won’t bore you with my disappointing stories, but I will say that as a result of pursuing many of these perceived positive goals, I finally learned a simple and timely lesson: If an opportunity somehow gets you off track. chase – let it go.

However, the challenge here is that if you are unsure where you are going or why, you lack the benchmarks, experience, or ability to make solid current decisions regarding an opportunity. Too often, sadly, I let my current fears, wishes, or circumstances override what was ultimately the wisest choice: move on.

Then there’s an exit sign later, in a career, relationship, or some other area of ​​life, should you take it because a current opportunity got in your way or should you wait a little longer?

We all always have an exit sign in front of us: when a career no longer satisfies us, a business has stolen some other area of ​​our life, or a relationship is gradually or rapidly heading for disaster. Is it time to go or should we hold on? These are not easy questions, which we must carefully consider before walking through the exit.

Four questions: When should we act on an opportunity and why? And when should we leave and why?

When should we take an opportunity and why?

Sometimes opportunities can free us from current circumstances or life situations. They give us an excuse to move in a new direction that we feel or believe is better than our current course. This inner urge can be caused by frustration, lack of patience, confidence, or stress. They can convince us (our mind – experiences) that a new course is better for us than our current direction. There can be many reasons for this, but the main one is always the lack of satisfaction or satisfaction with our current circumstances and the need for change.

We can often convince ourselves that the new direction will give us what we want or need, but in the end, it could often just be a way of getting away from something that is present in our life now.

We don’t like our current job, position, or career and feel like we have to move on, but consider whether this dissatisfaction could be due to your behavior, choices, or actions and not those caused by job, career, boss, but some other internal factor, attitude, prejudice or behavior?

The search for a new opportunity can be full of enthusiasm, passion and determination, but it can also contain uncertainty, disappointment or possible failures that we are often unaware or unwilling to consider.

When I start writing a new book, I have no idea if it will fail, succeed, or even sell, but I will never know until I write and publish it. So with the decision to undertake a new endeavor, I am faced with both success and failure. So the question is ultimately, can I handle potential failure and not feel regret or even anger if I don’t succeed? This is the fundamental question when it comes to seizing an opportunity: If it doesn’t work out the way you planned or hoped, can you see this as a lesson learned or do you wallow in pain, regret, or frustration?

When should we start and why? Taking a way out can always be perceived as the easy way out – getting out of a situation that is destructive or painful in some way, but let me ask you, could there be more benefits and learning from staying than from leaving?

And could it be better to leave than to stay? Another question is easy or can now be answered precisely.

The only way to know if you should have taken an exit is to assess the new circumstances along the way. If in the long run you can look back, knowing what I know now and say, yes, I would do it again or, knowing what I know now, I would have done things differently.

The truth is, there is no way of knowing for sure how, why or when things will be tomorrow, whether you decide to stay or go, that’s life, my friend.

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