Sometimes Quitting Is The Right Thing To Do
I’m sure that most people can honestly say that they’ve been taught (as well as told) that they should never quit, stay in the game, it’s just around the corner, you’re almost there, and the like. Hell, I’ve said those same things in Afrologik plenty of times. I stand by those statements because they really are true — in most situations. As we strive to be our truest selves, it’s important to be strong and consistent. There is a whole nation of people who wants to bag us up and force us into conformity. If we quit, they win. When life throws a brick at us, we have to fight harder — not quit. Even the about stated instances are great reasons for not quitting, there are also some pretty good reasons FOR quitting.
Have you ever heard anyone say to a cigarette smoker, “Don’t quit! Stay in the game!“? I’m sure that you haven’t (at least I hope you haven’t!). (I’ve heard smoker’s say they don’t plan to stop, “because [they’re] not a quitter” –Ed.) That phase is never spoken to a person with an addiction problem until they have effectively stopped using their vice(s) of choice, or have started taking steps towards quitting for good.
There are plenty of great reasons to quit. Lets explore 4 good reasons to quit.
1 – You Can No Longer Give 100%
You absolutely have to give 100% effort to everything that you do — no exceptions. Your work represents who you are, so you should always give a good impression and establish trust with those in your professional and personal life. You can’t be at your best when you are not interested in what you are doing. Instead, you’ll find yourself merely going through the motions, and “good enough” will be your only goal. When you get to this point, it’s time to do something else. Explore your options and get out of the situation that you’re in. Find something that feeds you mentally, spiritually, and physically. QUIT!
2 – It’s Dangerous
This should be a no brainer, but there are people who have to be told. If you are doing something that is detrimental to you or anyone else, QUIT! You only get one life in the vessel that you are currently traveling this planet in. When that term expires, you’ll become a spirit in the air. You have complete control of the impact that your spirit will have on those that you’ll leave behind for years to come. And, surely you don’t want to spend this life in prison, disabled, or living with a bad conscious and impending karma. Make wise decisions and be good to yourself as well as others.
3 – You’ll Regret It
You might be habitually doing things that are not physically dangerous, but leaves you with a feeling of regret. For instance, staying in a relationship (romantic or otherwise) that is holding you back and wasting your time. Or, maybe you’re making other bad choices, such as bad financial decisions, trusting the wrong people, or simply not spending your time wisely. If you engage in any (or all ) of these activities, QUIT!
Realistically, at one time or another, we’ve all engaged in those actions. We’ve all made unfavorable judgements now and then; don’t beat yourself up for that. However, if you find yourself in these situations constantly, or if you are consciously making bad decisions, QUIT! Your time on this planet is finite and I’m sure that you work hard for your money. If you know that you will regret your decision, don’t do it!
4 – Doubting Yourself
Your success or failure is based on whether or not you believe in yourself. If you doubt yourself, the world will also doubt you. When make your moves with confidence, the world is confident in you. Well, maybe not the whole world. There’s always one or two people who resent your certainty and regard it as “cockiness”, because they lack confidence in themselves. They’re still significant. They’re encouragement.
You are an amazing, awesome, extraordinary, wonderful, and unique human being — flaws and all. You are capable of accomplishing whatever you want. If you don’t believe that, QUIT not believing! #YouGotThis!
“Quitting is not giving up, it’s choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not losing confidence, it’s realizing that there are more valuable ways you can spend your time. Quitting is not making excuses, it’s learning to be more productive, efficient and effective instead. Quitting is letting go of things (or people) that are sucking the life out of you so you can do more things that will bring you strength.”
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