How To Quit Effectively

Now, wait a minute…he’s telling me to quit?

No, it’s not a trick. Quitting can be the best thing that can happen to you. Picture this: you’re an author and you start a book, and you get 100 pages written. Now you’re locked in, right? But somewhere between that first page and the 100th page, you lost interest. You became detached from your characters, and from the plot, and you just don’t have that emotional attachment to this book that you usually have to a book you’re writing. But after 100 pages, it seems silly to quit now.

Does it, though? I talk all the time about how important persistence is, and how it’s necessary never to give up, because success is just around the next corner. But more important than persistence is joy. At the end of the day, is it more important that you enjoy life, or earn money? Some might say you need money to enjoy life, but then I say you can earn money by doing what you love.

So if you’re working on something and it no longer excites you, I say quit. Life is going to be hard, but if you’re not doing what you love, it’s going to be even harder. Keep the things in your life that make you happy, and do your best to trim out all the rest, even if that means quitting.

However…and this is a big however…you NEED to realize that quitting should be used scarcely. Success is resisting the urge to quit. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that what you’re doing isn’t something you enjoy just because it’s difficult. Use quitting wisely