[Image credit: Stuart Miles]

In my post Eye of the storm, I discussed situations where nothing you do or say can change an outcome.  When this happens, it may be time to say It didn’t work out.  Time to move on.  So how do you know when it’s time to let go?  What if you hung on to that dead-end job for another month and management changed, providing you a promotional opportunity?  When we brought our cat Lily home, I experienced horrible allergies and asthma.  I told my then seven-year-old daughter I didn’t know if we’d be able to keep her.  I went to the doctor, was prescribed an inhaler and took heavy-duty cough medicine.  Nothing worked.  Three weeks to the date we brought Lily home, I woke up with clear lungs, allergy free.  Twelve years later, she’s still a wonderful addition to our family.  And then what about our dreams?  Do we give up on them when the going gets tough?

How do you know when it’s time to let go?