Just because something comes to an end, such as a relationship or a career, doesn’t make the experience a failure. Contrary to popular belief things don’t have to last forever to be considered successful or valuable. Comfort aside, change is how we continually grow.
Grieve Your Loss But Keep Growing
Certainly take the time you need to grieve your loss if you need to but you must not allow yourself to get caught up in the ‘what if it had turned out differently’ thought process. This isn’t just something you need to keep in mind directly after the end, but also as the days, weeks, and years pass—because there is no way to know how things could have turned out. More importantly, there’s no way to change the past. Instead, focus on the present.
Celebrate The New
Sometimes when things come to an end we don’t grieve as much as we might have thought we would, and sometimes we almost instantly celebrate the end—as we realize it was simply time to move on. Even if it takes time to realize it, the end is always a new beginning.
No matter the tenure or circumstances there are always lessons to be learned along the way that you can take with you into the next chapter of your life.