It’s Time for Closure

Jan 22, 2015, Written by Sue Miley

closure1It’s hard to let go.  Sometimes it is hard because the status quo is known and the future, change, and the unknown are scary.  So we hang on.

Sometimes, we hold tight because we aren’t finished yet.  We could tweak the code a little more.  I could do one more edit before I push publish.  It’s not quite perfect yet.  So we don’t let go.

Things used to work well.  The customers loved it.  Back then we were on the map.  I wish things were how they were.  Maybe if we keep looking back we can go back.

Take a few moments, with your pen and paper, and begin again with what was.  Write about what was good.  Admit to where you are.  Feel the feelings.

Fear….

Anticipation….

Regret….

Hope….

And then close the door and move forward.

Move forward so you can see and experience what God has for your future.

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  1. Barbara Austin says

    Sue, thank you for this.

    I’m currently going through the interview process to take a job at my church, and I feel like that (job as their website specialist) may be where God wants me to be.

    But after four years of trying (and mostly failing) to build a sustainable solo design business, of course I have reservations and regrets about giving up and taking a regular job–even though this particular job is a great opportunity to serve God, my church, and the community.

    I love what you said about admitting where I am–which is that I’m burned out and have lost the hope I once had of building a thriving biz–and I really love that last line: “Move forward so you can see and experience what God has for your future.” So true for where I’m at right now!

    • Sue Miley says

      Hi Barbara, I have totally been where you are. And actually, when I finally walked away from something I thought I loved, I didn’t look back. I surprised even myself. Now looking back, I wish I had let the door close earlier. But the future has no time for regrets! I believe this is just a new season for you in your life! And you will be helping God’s Kingdom, so you can’t go wrong. God’s speed!

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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