Quitting is not a popular topic; everybody talks about how to stretch yourself to achieve your goals, but truth be told, there are times when we are better off quitting something that does not work? But how do those times look like?
No one wants to be a quitter. But did you know Richard Branson quit playing golf so he could focus on his businesses, did you know Elon Musk quit being a cook to focus on the future and did you know Michael Phelps quit with a speaking coach to focus on swimming?
It’s ok to quit if you know it will allow you more time, money, resources, energy, or commitment for something else that’s among your priorities.
Through the course of our journeys, there will be times when we slide a bit. Seth Godin identifies three major indicators pointing to a quitting decision: the cliff, the dead end and the dip.
Wherever you are at in your life and you hear someone’s story, don’t be quick to dismiss their pain and suffering, comparing it to yours – which you think is deeper and more painful. You can not judge what people are going through because their pain tolerance is completely different than yours: their life expectations are different than yours, the way they were raised is different. You are not there to judge them, you are there to support them.
Jake then shares his experience with the Self Reset Power yearly events – some vulnerable and totally transparent stuff here ( 10:10). Still, he thinks he did not quit per se, he just changed paths. There are people at the top of their game, but they still do a lousy job in other areas, because they had quit on working on those a long time ago. Quitting opens up the door for the next big thing.
Surprisingly, it took a lot of courage to quit. It takes courage to quit a lot of things: smoking, bad eating habits, dating the wrong person and so on. You should listen to the two voices within you: your mind and your gut. When you quit, you make a decision and your need to think it through behind instant gratification.
There are several times when you should quit:
These are just three ways to identify if you should quit. Quitting is not easy, but it will allow you to open the doors of something else. Take your time, plan, and make the right decisions that are right for you and your family.
Again never quit on yourself. You are all you have. Go out there and get after it.
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