Would you consider yourself a quitter? I did a podcast episode on why I LOVE quitting on October 31, 2016 (find it here) and I want to revisit some of the content with you today.
For starters, you should quit doing anything that does not connect you to your goals. Business goals, relationship goals, personal goals, health goals--any action, or even relationship, that is keeping you from advancing toward those goals should be quit. Why? Because when you are choosing to advance in a healthy way towards improving your lifestyle, anything holding you back is getting in the way and is preventing you from doing just that.
The reality is, what we see in the future is really determined by our actions in the present.
If what you are currently doing is not bringing you joy or satisfaction currently, it is most likely not going to bring you joy and satisfaction in the future.
If you are considering quitting something, ask yourself these five questions:
Is it moving the needle forward for me?
Is it bringing great energy in for me?
Will it create a stronger future self?
Is it worth it financially?
Is it contributing to my family and our livelihood?
Every moment, every choice, and every task is connected. We cannot expel more energy in one department and less in another and expect the second department to excel and rise to the same potential as the first.
Progress, growth, development--all three require work.
Quitting something or choosing to move away from it does not mean that you are a “quitter”. Especially when you are leaving behind something that is bringing you down more than allowing you to grow and rise. It more simply means that you are making a decision to move in another direction that will propel you forward.
We are not all made to be able to accomplish everything we start out doing; we are not all going to be “good” at everything. But, we are all capable of trying everything if it sparks interest in us. So we start and we work hard. And if it isn’t needle moving, we quit and we move onto the next job, relationship, workout, goal, etc.
Life is truly not long enough to remain complacent where we are at. What’s the point?
The more that you begin to make decisions for yourself based off of growth and positive transformation, the easier and more comfortable you will be making difficult decisions and “quitting” things.
Everything revolves around choices and I always want to encourage you to make choices that move your needle forward. With as much talent, capabilities, and strength as you have inside of you, you must learn to make decisions for yourself based off of advancing forward in life. Choose to live and surround yourself with joyful people, by positive situations, and by growth and obstacles that lift you up as a person.
Not only will “quitting” something that is holding you back improve your livelihood, it will improve the livelihood of those that you surround yourself with.
For more about quitting, go listen to my podcast episode of Change by Choice from October 31.