Posted on August 21, 2017
The world is telling you to go on, I ask you give up.
The world is telling you to work harder, I ask you to hang it up.
The world is telling you to struggle with it, I ask you to drop out.
Unless I am totally out of my mind, I must have something to back the stern declarations of mine. So, if it did hit you somewhere – continue reading…
“When you feel like quitting, think about how far you have already come.”
This is the crappiest piece of advice you could ever get. It is a trap called the sunk-cost fallacy, in terms of economics, which compels you to keep wasting your precious time on pursuits that no longer suit you. Maybe they did once upon a time, but no more.
Whatever it is that you are struggling with, quitting is going to make a serious impact on your life. It could be liberating, or damaging. Read these posts to get a wider understanding of it.
But before you surrender your weapons and quit, you must go through the stories of these successful people who decided not to quit.
I know what is going on your mind. “What the hell is this guy suggesting? Quit, or not quit?” Now before you throw your coffee mug into your screen, that travels through the internet and hits me on the head, let me make myself clear to you. Mugs down please!
This post is neither to compel you to quit nor to inspire you to persevere. It is to make you decide. Don’t stand on the no-man’s land anymore. Either quit and begin afresh. Or stop thinking about quitting, once and for all, and give it all you have got. Whatever you decide will shape your future. Decide the direction of your flow. Don’t you think decision making is an art of its own? Learn here:
You only hear the stories of the people who kept at something and won. You never hear the stories of the quitters. But the truth is that every one of those winners has been much more efficient quitters. Looking closer, you find out that they did quit many things that were wrong for them, and that is how they ended up with something that was right.
You must know when to end something – gather all the lessons you learned – pack your bags – go out exploring – and pour out the hard earned wisdom into something new. Sooner, or later, you would find something that you really want to stick to. But you shall never get to that place if you decide not to get out of this one.
Leaving somewhere you don’t belong to anymore, gives you an ultimate sense of freedom. It might be anything – a job, a business, a thought pattern, an addiction, or a relationship – that you need to quit in order to move forward in life. Just make sure you quit for your own solid reasons, not because the loser in you is taking this post as an excuse to escape from the hard work that you gonna have to do anywhere anyway.
Funny enough! I began this post with the aim of inspiring you to hustle harder. But it somehow drifted to the topic of quitting, which it turns out to me, is as important as preserving. Motivation works in mysterious ways!
Today, I want you to either quit something – that you feel is holding you back, or quit the thoughts of quitting – that you have been entertaining for quite a while.
Let me know what did you decide to quit, in the comments. Eager to interact!
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