Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean giving up familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in, and relationships that have lost their meaning. – John C. Maxwell
I resigned today.
After nearly 8 years with a company that has given me the opportunity to be the professional that I am today, I’ve given my 2 week notice.
It was a lot easier than it should have been. There were no tears and only slight trepidation. And as soon as I said the words a giant weight was lifted off of my chest.
To stand still is to become stagnate. To stop growing. To be complacent and lazy and worthless. Thats how I felt about myself anyway.
Its not easy either. This moving onward and upward thing. The upward part isn’t a given. It’s something that I’ll have to work for. Something I have to prove. It’s something I know I have in me. It’s something that I haven’t been allowed to express. That’s part of the reason I’m moving on.
It’s risky. I have a family to support. Insurance to provide. Mouths to feed. A house to pay for. Without risk there is no reward. “If you got guts you get glory …”. I’m ready.
If I have one message for leaders out there, it’s to let your subordinates know what they mean to you. What they mean to the company. Good or bad. It’s your responsibility to inform them. To help them grow. Or to set them free.
Communication is so important. It’s important to your customers, but equally – or even more important – to the people that make up your company. Without them you are nothing. A gas tank is only so big. At some point it needs to be refilled or the car will not go any further.
I have high hopes for the future. I’m excited about this next chapter in my life. I’m exited to make a difference, bring new ideas, learn new things, make new friends, move forward. No more running in place!
I resigned today. And I’m ready for whats next.