An earlier boss of mine had created an enormous impact on the organisation.
A known name in the industry, he was poached from another big organisation to lead the new venture as a CXO.
An inspirational leader, one day, announced that he is quitting. Everyone was wondering about his decision.
Like others, this decision did not make sense to me too.
Why would he call it a day when he was doing well?
Should we be not quitting or changing paths when we are at the low state or the bottom?
Should it not be when we have the least to lose?
And when I heard #msdhoni announcing his retirement, this question came back.
Here is what I learned over time.
Call it a day when you are in your good form an not when the chips are down.
Call it a day when there is still a lot left in you to keep the standards high for others.
Call it a day when people expect the least.
Call it a day when you have the required energy you wish to carry in your next avatar.
Always leave on a high note for self. Stay a winner in your head.