The word goodbye means different things to different people. For some the word evokes negative emotions, others it creates fear, while for others it’s a sign of great things to come. Saying goodbye is the greatest gift you can ever give yourself and your love ones. For every ending there is a new beginning! Companies and organizations that have held on to old ways are no longer competitive. Individuals who have held on to their old ways failed to see opportunities in the midst of the changing times. People have missed the success boat because of refusing to say goodbye to their old ways of thinking and doing things.
In order to move to the next level in life, you must learn to say goodbye. People are in relationships so toxic that it literally strangles every possibility lurking around and is so consuming that the energy they have left is only for recuperating to see another day. But here is the baffling question. Why do people hold on to ideals, notions, perspectives, relationships, jobs, people, and things when these various challenges are the enemies of progress and advancement? Why would someone choose to stay in a relationship when that relationship is not going anywhere? Why would a person stay in a job and make all the necessary excuses when he/she is so unhappy? Why would a person continue in a destructive behavior knowing very well that the very thing they are involved in will eventually destroy or kill them?
If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello - Paulo Coehlo
It is not easy to say goodbye, yet saying goodbye could be the fresh air that we needed to see clearly when the rain is gone! Saying goodbye opens up new possibilities in life. Saying goodbye will determine what will come to you. When the pipeline is clear and the entire blockage is removed, we are then free to paint beautiful pictures on the canvas of our minds. When we say goodbye to the enemies of progress and advancement, we are free to dream again, live fully, fulfil our potential, and make a contribution and bloom wherever we are planted.
Someone once said humans are the only creatures with the capacity of choice and the potential to change direction overnight. Is your dream important enough to say goodbye? Are you hungry enough to fulfil your potential and complete your mission? I was once told that life is not a dress rehearsal and I have come to treasure that statement. Every single day that passes with your indecision to say goodbye is delaying your progress in life.
I have heard folks say “one day I will do this or that”. Here is the reality, there is no one day. The concept of one day is an excuse for not making the difficult but necessary decisions to move to the next level. There is no one day. Every single day you are alive is an opportunity to work towards your dreams.
Here are a few suggestions to help you say goodbye:
What do you have to let go in order to begin moving closer to what you really want
Start today to say goodbye and you will experience the freedom you need to move ahead in life. Using the gift of goodbye will be the start of a beautiful path to achieving your goals and dreams.