WHY I’M QUITTING (AND YOU SHOULD, TOO)
BY SILVIA MORDINI
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO SETTLE—FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND FIND YOUR PATH.
“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.” – Chris Brogan
I was raised with the immigrant mentality of work harder—and then work much harder—and above all else never quit. I associated shame with quitting, and quitting with being ashamed. But while you certainly aren’t going to get A’s and B’s by quitting, or get into the college of your dreams by quitting, or let alone land your dream job—is it possible that you could live your happiest life by selective quitting?
What if we aren’t quitting enough—and not the other way around?
Maybe instead of reading articles titled “Why You Should Stay in Your Job” or “How to Know If You Should Remain in Your Relationship” we should instead consider “Why You Should Quit Your Job” and “How You Know You Should Quit Your Relationship.” We need to stop allowing ourselves to be shamed by quitting things, people, and situations that don’t support our happiness. Life is simply too short to settle.
“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire.” – Jim Allen
But quitting is not the same as giving up—that’s where we get confused… Read the full article on Wanderlust.com!