Whose advice have you finally outgrown ?

How to End Things

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Some things cycle into your life for a season for a reason.

And that’s okay. In fact, each of us must build our capacity to recognize the point when relationships, cities, jobs and other life phases no longer have anything original or important to teach us.

It’s like a sixth sense. A spiritual law of diminishing returns. And it requires a rare combination of gratitude and detachment that allows us to step back from our lives, without guilt or afterthought, and announce to ourselves, okay, I have nothing further to learn here. Time to move on. What’s next?

Cloud wrote a brilliant psychology book on these very transitions. He calls them necessary endings, which aren’t tragedies to be first feared and later regretted, but critical stages on the way to growth.

Cloud writes that getting to the next level of anything always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth itself demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.

That’s the skill nobody teaches us in college. Knowing how and when to switch to a game that has better odds for us. Learning how to leave the party at midnight when the festivities were at their peak, lest we get trapped on the couch at four in the morning when people started making bad decisions.

Whose advice have you finally outgrown ?

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