The Break Up

“Sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.”

They say that breaking up is hard to do, and at times, that’s an understatement. I’m going through one of the hardest breakups of my life, and this breakup is with my company.

Ending your relationship with another human being is just like ending your time at a company. Many businesses take on personalities, as entities themselves, and you can end up spending years loving what you do and what it stands for, falling in love with the business. For an organization that I’ve spent years growing (and growing with), nurturing, agonizing over and promoting, strengthening and protecting, although I’m not a founder, a part of me views it as my baby. I’ve grown fond of the company, everything it represents, and it’s potential.

Yet due to a myriad of reasons, it’s time for me to leave and move onto the next chapter in my career. I’ve come to the realization that I cannot control everything, nor can I fix everything, and in my current situation certain things are negatively affecting the organization that I care so deeply about. Months and years of repetition have made me realize that change is not in the near future, and I need to focus my efforts on opportunities where I can actively make the most impact. I recently heard an entrepreneur speak and he made a startling comparison that a dying organization is like cancer, and putting a band aid on cancer will not cure it.

So it’s time to break up. As hard as this may be, it has to be done. I’m not quitting, but simply refocusing my efforts into a new channel that will make a difference. Onto a new opportunity and a new adventure.

“Everything happens for a reason.
That reason causes change.
Sometimes the change hurts.
Sometimes the change is hard.
But in the end it’s all for the best.”

 

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3 comments

  1. I’ve always loved that quote! I hope things work out for the best for you, writing always helps me cope with hard situations.

    1. Thanks – things are going great and excited for what’s next. Everyone goes through times like this, so hope to help others out there relate.

      1. You’re welcome! I write for the exact same reason. It’s great to know you can help others get through a challenging time.

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