Knowing when to quit
Quitting is easy for some and a hell of a lot harder for others. Its without question, in many situations seen as the easy route. Being known as a quitter does not come off as a positive attribute and can rub people the wrong way. No one wants to be a quitter, but so many still quit. No one wants to be associated with a quitter, yet we are quitters ourselves. Why is quitting portrayed as such a horrific thing? Well in a nutshell, quitting simply displays a persons lack of perseverance, confidence, dedication, and ultimately labeled as unreliable. When the chips are down and your in a jam, you would rather have someone reliable then someone who is not. Having a person who you can count on and refuses to quit versus someone who quits often is no real comparison, at least in the sense of which is more beneficial.
So, we can agree that quitting is not the most attractive thing a person can be known for. But when is it actually okay to quit? When does quitting become the right thing to do? When is quitting acceptable and not looked at as taboo? Like beauty, quitting is in the eye of the beholder, therefore you decide whether its acceptable to quit or not. Whether you think its okay to quit or not, like always, people will be in disagreement with you. You cannot satisfy everyone and nor should you attempt to do so. Its exhausting and not worth it in the very end cause you only end up pleasing a small percentage of people you intended to please leaving the rest displeased and you distraught.
I believe you should not quit. You should not quit under any circumstances and should continue to push through hardships and countless battles until you reach your intended goal. Unless of course… you have absolutely depleted every single known resource in your arsenal and tried so hard to a point that you feel there is nothing left to do, than I believe you can quit. We are fooled by the notion that quitting is not an option when quitting has always been an option, its just how you go about quitting that counts. The word “quit” sounds dirty, and that is why maybe we are afraid to quit even though we know we should. If the word is the issue than replace it with another word. I’m walking away, I’m done, are other ways of saying you quit. It would be foolish to allow the conception of quitting hold you back from moving on to something else better just because you rather stick it out. How sure can we be that what we started was meant for us to finish? We all experience things for one reason or another, and a lot of those things were not meant to be completed or reached in its entirety.
I always preach to learn. As long as you have learned from your experiences you should be able to move on confidently to the next venture. Why stay in a relationship that does nothing at all for you? Why continue with school just because it seems like the safe thing to do? Why do anything you feel is not bringing you joy or any type of benefit in your life? Free yourself from the mental prison of not having the option to quit or better said, walk away. Put your best foot forward, do your absolute best and grind till you cant anymore. When you have done all that you can, reflect, collect and move on.