Keith Everett
why it's OK to quit

Why It’s OK To Quit

Quitting things seems to come with its own health warning, especially in the land of the Internet, as we see slogans and quotes every day such as “Quitters never win and winners never quit”

I think this particular quote is often misinterpreted. It doesn’t mean you should never quit anything, it simply means once you have made up your mind what your goal is, once you’ve started, you shouldn’t give up (on the goal) or quit.

It doesn’t mean continuing to bang your head against the desk, and suffer, even if what you are doing to obtain that goal isn’t currently working. This is just crazy.

Of course, you need to quit things.

Make Quitting Work For You

Let’s look at some things that you definitely should quit if you actually want to obtain your goals.

No 1. Quit doing something that obviously isn’t working. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting the same result is madness. You don’t have to change the goal or give up on it, just change the strategy.

No 2. Quit complaining. Complaining into thin air does very little to change things. All that happens is you attract more complainers to you, and who needs that. Actually doing something about the problem is the way forward.

Unfortunately, there are more complainers than doers, this is why only a small portion of the population succeed at anything of significance as it takes a certain kind of mindset to create, grow and contribute. Most people offer up very little but expect their world to change without doing anything.

No 3. Quit starting over. Time and time again, someone starts something, gives up on it, then years later starts the very same thing again. Think of the trainee martial artist who earns their first belt but gives up because it’s too hard. They start again five years later, they are five years older, physically it gets even harder. If they had stuck it out in the first place, they could have been a black belt by now.

No 4. Quit hanging out with toxic people. People either become assets or liabilities. Choose people who are going in the same direction that you are. Quit hanging out with complainers and people who don’t add anything good to your life and wellbeing.

My advice to anyone who’s thinking of quitting is this:

No 1. Think of the cost of quitting. If you’ve recently quit the idea of starting an online business and you’ve decided it’s too hard. Think how many hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost income in your lifetime this decision may cost you. When deciding to quit, always look at the possible cost of quitting, not just the cost of carrying on.

No 2. Think of the pain and regret of giving up on your dream. Sometimes, the hardest decisions are often the best. Life is hard, change is hard. Human beings are designed to grow, not just physically, but mentally too. You’ll never know what you can do until you go out and try. Don’t end up being like many people, people who reach old age and regret not taking a chance.

No 3. You are the star of your own movie. Everyone in your life is either a co-star or an extra. It’s nice to do things for other people, but no one truly sees the world as you do through your eyes. Do it for them, but do it for you. It’s not always a good idea to listen to others, they may not see your dream as, as important as you do.

And last, but not least. Quitters do win. Many of those extraordinary people out there have quit something at some time in their life. They didn’t always get everything right first time, instead of quitting on your dream, change your strategy and MAKE it happen.

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