Burning Bridges Isn’t Always Bad
By Janice Chrysler
No doubt you have hear the expression “Don’t burn any bridges behind you”. When was the last time you heard or used that saying? Quite often it refers to situations where you are leaving a job, organization or service. You don’t want to leave on a bad note as you never know, you may want that person to help you again, ask for the old job back, or even move back into a relationship. Perhaps you have no desire or plan on returning but we want those left behind to think well of us. After all, more harm can come to you through gossip and negative talk behind your back; better to leave them smiling and even better with a tear in their eye as you walk out the door, right?
Then again, maybe you would do well to take a moment to remember why you are crossing that bridge in the first place. Did you finally get up the nerve to step out of your comfort zone? Pluck up the courage to start a new path that meant striking off on your own in a totally new direction? Perhaps you have learned to follow your intuition and discovered things your friends and family cannot understand. What are you leaving behind? [Read more…]