When Do You Know It’s Time to Resign?
We recently deleted a position on our team and had to let an individual go. Yes, this has happened before and each time I feel the full weight of this outcome. When leaders bring me this recommendation, I require us to look at all options, we spend a significant amount of time in prayer, and then really challenge the conclusions reached. As hard as it is, there are times when people need to leave the team for many reasons – strategy change so a line of work is no longer needed or the way work is done changes and the position is no longer needed.
In the changing market we serve today, it is even more important that we help prepare those we lead to be successful. Whatever position you hold on your team, your organization needs you to be all in – heart, mind, and hands. A love for the work, a commitment to learning and growing, and a commitment to do all you can to advance the work of the team.Whatever position you hold, your organization needs you to be all in – heart, mind, and hands. Click To Tweet
Sometimes, we need to assess where we are in our work. If you answer yes to most of these questions, it may be time for you to leave your position.
20 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job
- You don’t enjoy your work anymore.
- You feel the organization/team owes you.
- You feel entitled to more – more money, more time off, more perks, more thanks, just more.
- You feel you are better qualified than your boss.
- You have no energy left for the work you do. Going to work drains you.
- You have no desire to learn, grow, and develop the skills needed for today’s marketplace.
- You have lost the passion and purpose in your work.
- You resent the new hires or new team members.
- You go home exhausted each day and constantly tell your family all that is wrong about your work.
- You stop seeking continuous improvements in your work.
- You refuse to do anything that isn’t in your job description.
- You never ask anyone for help.
- You never offer to help anyone.
- You think more about leaving your job than how you can do more to advance your organization’s mission.
- You wish you were financially able to quit.
- You think more about the past than the future.
- You had rather work alone than work with others.
- You stop praying for your leaders and thanking God for them.
- You stop praying for the team and asking God to show you ways to serve them.
- You can’t remember the last time you thanked God for your work.
It is easy for all of us to turn the focus on us. That’s why Jesus said we must daily die to self.
“Then He said to them all. ‘If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it.'” Luke 9:23-24 HCSB
Your life matters, your work matters. Our first resignation may be to self, and then we need to take a serious look at our work. Life is too short and the Kingdom is too important to waste the work of our hands.
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