How do you know when to bow out of something?
I’ll tell you when,
It’s time to bow out when you feel like it’s not helping you grow or is giving you an understanding of what it has to offer.
The past few days I’ve been pretty busy with trying to figure out what I should keep focusing on and what I should bow out gracefully too.
It wasn’t until yesterday when I realize that I had to bow out on something that was not giving me a foresight on what could help me grow. It wasn’t an easy decision but it was the best decision I made.
After thinking long and hard about it, as well as getting some motherly advice from my mother, I came to the decision that it was only right to bow out.
This adult life does not come with a manual on how to navigate the everyday life. But it sure does appear with loads of stress trying to figure it out. They do say when it rains it pours so past few days it’s been pouring down on me.
So as a young 25-year-old woman, I’m figuring out ways to handle this testing period. Boy, when I tell you this testing period is putting a strain on me it really is.
I try to keep my mind in the right space and pray as much as possible. (That’s just my way of dealing with life struggles.) And focus on the bright light that will open my mind to new hills.
Every testing period does bring a new lesson that’s what I keep telling myself and so far its been working.
Now brings me back to the topic:
If you are anything like me than you will have the most trouble figuring out what to keep focusing on and what to let go without feeling like you are disappointing others.
But in the end, I’ve always disappointed myself the most. So in the conversation, I had with my mother a few days ago. We talked about how I should always weigh both sides so that one side is not tipping the scale more than the other.
Now, I did ask how to do that because for a minute I didn’t understand what she meant. She explained to me in life we all have to make tuff decisions and sometimes those come with harsh realities. “Now I know what you mean,” I said to her.
I had a better understanding that the decision I made was for the better who I was destined to be in my future.
I say all that to say we all need to learn when it best to bow out gracefully.
I will say I’m at peace with my decision!