When someone is leaving our place of work, or we won’t see them again, it might be time to come up with a useful farewell phrase. “All the best for your future” works well, but there are better alternatives. This article will explore the best ones to help you.
What Can I Say Instead Of “All The Best For Your Future”?
We can use a few great options in place of “all the best for your future.” Some of the ones we want to go over are:
- Best of luck in the future
- Here’s to your future successes
- I hope you get where you want to go
- I wish you the best in all that you do
- I wish you nothing but success
- I hope your future brings you plenty of joy and happiness
- All the best for what’s to come
- Good luck with the next chapter of your life
The preferred version is “best of luck in the future.” It’s simple and gets the point across straight away. We use it to wish somebody “luck” for whatever comes next in their life. It shows that we care about them formally, and it is a kind way to say goodbye.
Best Of Luck In The Future
“Best of luck in the future” works when we don’t know exactly what’s coming for someone in the future. We can use it whenever someone moves on to more important things in their lives. If they haven’t been specific with where they’re going, “the future” works as a general phrase.
We could use this phrase well whenever someone has chosen to leave their current place of work. It’s mostly reserved for colleagues and other workmates since they won’t have much of an idea of how things go once you have left your former place of employment.
We could use this phrase in the following ways:
- Best of luck in the future, my dear. I hope you’ll come back to see us once you’ve settled into your new place.
- I wish you the best of luck in the future. You deserve the happiness that this new job will certainly provide.
- Best of luck to you in the future. You’re going to do absolutely wonderful things, I can tell.
Here’s To Your Future Successes
“Here’s to your future successes” shows that we believe in the potential of someone when they leave. We want to show that we believe they will amount to great things as long as they apply themselves. It’s a kind way to part ways with a former colleague.
This is a great phrase that works when we know that people have potential in life. Again, though, it works well when talking to former colleagues since it’s not likely that we’ll be speaking to them again.
When someone is leaving, this is a great way to say goodbye, as you will see:
- Here’s to your future successes. Of which, I have no doubt there will be thousands!
- Here’s to your future successes, Matthew! You will be sorely missed around here.
- I believe in you, and I always will do. Here’s to your future successes, my boy.
I Hope You Get Where You Want To Go
“I hope you get where you want to go” works when you have an idea of what someone is going to achieve. It’s effective when that person has made it clear they didn’t like working in their current place of employment, and you wish them well on their new journey.
If we know that people have struggled at work sometimes, then this phrase could be a useful one for us. It shows that we’ve understood their previous difficulties and issues, and we hope that whatever new venture they go for won’t be as challenging for them.
These examples are a great way to show you how it works:
- I hope you get where you want to go. I know you’ve found the journey up till now to be difficult.
- Times have been hard, but they’re about to change for you. I hope you get where you want to go.
- I hope you get where you want to go! You absolutely deserve it.
I Wish You The Best In All That You Do
“I wish you the best in all that you do” again works well when you have an idea of what someone wants to do. It’s helpful because it shows that we care enough to wish them the best, and we hope that whatever they choose to do, they will be successful.
Keeping things simple is sometimes the most appropriate way to say goodbye to colleagues. It also works well if you’re a boss who wants to say goodbye to an employee who you know has great potential in life.
Here are a few ways we can use this phrase:
- Here’s to you! I wish you the best in all that you do. I know you’ll be a great doctor.
- I wish you the best in all that you do. Not that you’ll need it; you’re one of the smartest girls I know!
- Okay, I wish you the best in all that you do! I hope you come back to visit sometimes, though.
I Wish You Nothing But Success
“I wish you nothing but success” is a useful general phrase. It works when we don’t know what they’re leaving to go and do, but we still wish them luck. Whether they have yet to decide on their new career or they haven’t told us, this phrase works wonders.
Remember, most of these phrases are simple ways to say goodbye to your colleagues. The implication is always that you won’t see them again (or if you do, it won’t be for long). Typically, we will not use these kinds of phrases for friends or family members.
There are plenty of ways we can use this, as the following will demonstrate:
- I’ll be seeing you then! I wish you nothing but success in your future adventures.
- I wish you nothing but success! Knock them dead when you get out on that stage, okay?!
- I’m going to miss working with you. I wish you nothing but genuine success.
I Hope Your Future Brings You Plenty Of Joy And Happiness
“I hope your future brings you plenty of” is the start to any phrase when we want people to do well in their futures. “Joy and happiness” is just one example that works, but you can use any positive adjective to wish somebody well in whatever they do next.
The important thing to remember here is the use of the adjective. We can say almost anything we want to after “plenty of.” Whatever comes to mind first is most likely going to be the most impactful and kind thing you can give to a former colleague.
These examples will show you how to use it best:
- I hope your future brings you plenty of joy and happiness. You truly deserve it.
- I hope your future brings you plenty of great things. Of everyone here, you deserve it most.
- I hope your future brings you plenty of excitement and wonder. I’m going to miss you around the office, though.
All The Best For What’s To Come
“All the best for what’s to come” is a simpler phrase we use when we want to wish someone luck. It helps when we know that they’re moving on to potentially bigger and better things. Again, it works well when we know they weren’t particularly happy at their current job.
Going back to basics is sometimes the best way to address someone. In this phrase, we drop “I wish you” from the start of the phrase to keep it short and sweet. The original “I wish you” phrase is still implied, but we do not need it for the sentence to be correct.
Here are some ways you can make it work:
- (I wish you) All the best for what’s to come. You must stay in touch to let us know how you get on!
- (I wish you) All the best for what’s to come. Don’t be a stranger, and come to visit.
- (I wish you) All the best for what is to come. I know you’ll do well in your new endeavors.
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Good Luck With The Next Chapter Of Your Life
“Good luck with the next chapter of your life” works when we know they have a job or plan lined up. The “next chapter” refers to that job or plan without thinking about whatever comes after it. We use it to wish them well for that specific moment in time.
Here are some examples of it in use:
- I’m definitely going to miss you, but good luck with the next chapter of your life.
- Good luck with the next chapter of your life! I know that when you apply yourself, you’re going to achieve some fantastic things.
- Good luck with the next chapter of your life. If only I could be taking this dive with you!
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Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.