How do you know if you should keep going or if it’s time to step away from the burning vehicle?
How do you know when a project or an idea have gone far enough?
It’s a fine line, knowing when you’ve hit a dead end or if it’s worth it to keep going. But usually we know the answer deep down – just listen to what your heart tells you, and I’m sure you’ll make the wisest decision possible.
Because there comes a time when we need to realize it’s time to step away and move on. There comes a time when we’ve worked so hard for something, but it seems it might not work out – maybe we’ve even changed our mind about what we want along the way?
If, or when, you hit that point in life where you have nothing more to give towards a certain project, a certain person, or a certain situation, know that it’s okay to let it go.
Know that it’s in your best interest to do so.
Because if you don’t step away, what will happen when that vehicle eventually blows up?
(I’m pretty sure most of us won’t look as cool as Horatio…)
So step away from your burning vehicle (if it’s gone that far that you would call it a burning vehicle). It’s totally fine, and I highly advice you to do so.
I’ve done it a few times, and yes, at first it feels like you’re giving up and you feel horrible for it. But soon you’ll find a certain, almost unfamiliar, feeling of freedom and an urge to get going with something else.
NOTE: if you do step away, that does not count as giving up!
If you choose to step away after doing everything you possibly could have done to save something, you should be pretty damn proud of yourself. Don’t see it as failure or as giving up – you’re just taking a step in a different direction. And that new direction might just turn out to be a better road for you than the one you just drove off of, in that burning vehicle of yours.
Are you struggling with something at the moment (or have in the past) that takes up all your time and energy but doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere? Do tell me in the comments, and let me know how you deal with it! ❤