Excelling at any job involves a long process of gaining the credentials to be qualified, making it through an arduous interview process, building important relationships, and acquiring institutional knowledge to navigate your organisation. Whenever you make an investment of time, money, and effort, letting go of that investment is incredibly counterintuitive. No one wants to feel like they’re throwing away everything they’ve spent years working toward. Moving on is often harder than holding on. However, when your motivations are strong enough, cutting your losses in the service of something more important to you is often necessary to make the progress you want for your career and life.