It is time to change. When have you overstayed your welcome? Is it time for you to move on? Things will be different at another location. It is time for a change.
We never really know why we accept a job. I believe there is a plan but exactly what that plan might be remains the unknown. I moved my family ¾ of the way across the United States. I was seeking a new beginning. I decided to change my approach and make a difference in a different way. It did not work. Why? I forgot about the other part of the equation. I forgot about who decides if you are going to be successful. I forgot about who is really in charge. I forgot about the “old guard” and it was not me. I had no say in the outcomes. I was just a player in the game others had created. They made the rules many years before I arrived. It is their castle and their sandbox. I was just filling a space that could not be defined by anyone except the founders.
I actually believed I could make a difference and impact the lives of others in a positive way. After so many years of not playing well with others due to my independent thought processes and way of life, I thought about how I could become a relationship builder; it would be different. It was not.
What is my next move? Do I lead or manage another process? Maybe not this time! I may need to follow or just be there to see what takes place without my input. It is better that way. It is easier. I can bring my years of experience to the game and provide only what is requested. That sounds like a great idea. I am just part of the fixtures and not part of the solution. I am not part of the problem. It is better that way. It is not!
It is time for a change but I do not know what that might be. The next few months will be a challenge. I will remain engaged and active in my quest to give more than I receive. I will provide support for others. I will remain a mentor when needed. I will be who I was for the past 25 years, someone who gives more to others than he gives to himself. It is time for a change in my own life. It will be a journey and adventure. It is time for a change and I welcome it.