10 Signs It May Be Time To Move On!

Often times people are assessing their jobs, roles, calling, family, life… by asking themselves the following question over and over: “Should I stay or should I go, Should I stay or should I go?” This is a such a great question and the more often we can come to a timely and right answer to that question, the better off we will be.

“Moving On” doesn’t only apply to your job or work, but also relationships and other commitments. This is a constant tension for entrepreneurs, working moms, over-working dads and the list goes on and on. Below I have outlined what I consider to be 10 Signs or Reasons It May Be Time To Move On.

10 SIGNS IT MAY BE TIME TO MOVE ON

  • 1. You get an upset stomach every morning on your way to work.
  • 2. At-least once a week you think the following thoughts “If so and so does (_blank__) again today I’m going to quit.”
  • 3. You’ve asked God for signs that it’s time to move on and HE has spoken to you through people, places, circumstances, His Word… in other-words you’ve heard its time to move on from God in every way besides hearing His audible voice.
  • 4. You can’t find anyone within a square mile radius of your job that you like, trust or believe in.
  • 5. Your boss has said to you “It may be time for you to move on!”
  • 6. You are 100% certain that you could have a bigger impact, be happier, put your family in a better situation etc. by moving on and the only thing that’s holding you back is fear or that un-almighty-dollar.
  • 7. You tell yourself, your spouse and your friends on a regular basis that it’s time to move on and they agree.
  • 8. When you hear the phrase “Dim The Lights” or see an American Idol Contestant sent home, you begin envision greener pastures for yourself. You then draw parallels to yourself being in the Top 10 and imagine how being kicked out of your workplace will be better for you.
  • 9. March Madness is the terminology that you use to describe your workplace during the month of March. You also think of the Final Four as being a countdown to the number of days before you put in your two week notice.
  • 10. You’ve read through the 9 signs above and said to yourself “That’s the confirmation that I needed.”

Life brings us many seasons and we have to be prepared for each and every one of them. There is always a “Time To Stay” and a “Time To Go.” Many people are absolutely supposed to stay exactly where they are; however there is a percent who should definitely Go.

“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.” ~Donald Trump

Whatever decision you make, don’t merely make it on emotions alone. Seek wise counsel and make it a family decision. Don’t be the miserable person sitting around saying “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda but never Dida!”

Shh, be quiet & listen to God’s Whispers. “Move On!”

Share your stories, perspective & thoughts on moving on.  What are other signs that it may be time to move on?

  • Good points.  Many people won’t make necessary changes because they fear the fall out.  I know from personal experience that this is a valid concern, but if it is God inspired then He will give you the strength to endure the fallout and proceed to the next (and better) stage in your life.

  • Whatever decision you make, don’t merely make it on emotions alone. Seek wise counsel and make it a family decision. Don’t be the miserable person sitting around saying “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda but never Dida!”

  • 7. You tell yourself, your spouse and your friends on a regular basis that it’s time to move on and they agree.

  • I stay or should I go, Should I stay or should I go?” This is a such a
    great question and the more often we can come to a timely and right
    answer to that question, the better off we will be.

  • Don’t be the miserable person sitting around saying “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda but never Dida!”

  • #1 is the best, Scott. I remember that feeling well (and wow, was that tough!). 

    So BLESSED to be doing what I love now!

  •  the more often we can come to a timely and right answer to that question, the better off we will be.

  • “Should I stay or should I go, Should I stay or should I go?” This is a
    such a great question and the more often we can come to a timely and
    right answer to that question, the better off we will be.

  • Don’t be the miserable person sitting around saying “Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda but never Dida!”

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