Are you about to quit?
Hold on a second and let’s think about it:
You see quitting is not necessarily a bad thing; in fact, it is sometimes the most courageous and difficult thing to do in order to succeed. But it all depends on why you’re quitting.
Have you considered all the reasons why you would like to quit a job, a habit, a project or an organization? There always are two sides to a story, the question is which one is the right one for you? Consider these few tips before you jump into a decision:
The wrong reasons to quit
You are deciding to quit because you are feeling under pressure, you find the task at hand hard, it will require you to get out of your comfort zone, it will take too long to produce any positive results. Most importantly you feel uneasy about quitting. You feel like a loser. If that’s the way you feel and these are the reasons why you are quitting you might want to hold on and think carefully before deciding to quit.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever”. Especially if you are quitting for the wrong reasons. Sally Jenkins
The right reasons to quit
You are deciding to quit because what you are doing does not concur with your belief system. The organization you are working with is not adding value to your life, but it’s providing a sense of security to you. You cannot blossom, but you’re sticking to it because that’s all you’ve ever known. You feel deep down that you are wasting your time and that you could add more value to your life and people’s lives if you were doing something else. There is a deep feeling of non-satisfaction or incompleteness attached to what you’re thinking of quitting.
If that is the way you are feeling, there are most definitely reasonable grounds for you to quit.
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. ― Osayi Osar-Emokpae
You cannot have focus in your life if you are following too many things at the same time? You cannot improve yourself if you keep on having a habit that diminishes your abilities to achieve greatness in your life? Sometimes it takes more courage to acknowledge that something needs to change in your life. It is a hard decision to make, especially with the stigma that is attached to the idea of quitting.
So the next time you think about quitting, ask yourself “why am I really quitting?” and try and answer that question as honestly as you can, because your answer will show you the right thing to do.