Why Quitting Can ACTUALLY Be A Good Thing

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve been having a lovely week.

So here’s a little bit of background info about this post, and why I’m writing it:

The other day I was talking with someone. I was pursuing an idea that, in the beginning I thought would work out, but now a couple days into it, I could see that it wouldn’t despite my time and efforts. (I was working on something recreational, by the way – not anything majorly important. But still – it was important to me.)

Anyway…

So I then asked a good friend of mine if they thought I should try to make something different, since what I was doing wasn’t working the way I’d hoped. And they said “Well, sure. If you want to be a quitter.” It was said in a joking, light-hearted manner and we continued our fun conversation, but it got me thinking (me, thinking and analyzing? Whaaaaat? So surprising [not.] I know):

Why is quitting considered such a negative attribute? Was abandoning a project that wouldn’t work, and would be a waste of my time, work, and resources early enough in the game considered a bad thing? Quitting?

 

So here’s what I concluded:


Quitting isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, I think that sometimes it can be a very good thing – a smart decision, even.

Sometimes, quitting shows both strength and intelligence.

I think it’s very important to know when to quit. It’s important to know when you’ve had enough of something, and knowing when your skills, talents, hard work, etc., will benefit you more in another area.

In life, we want to be successful and see our hard work and ideas come to a fruition. When you’ve invested enough time into something to see that it just won’t work, it’s rather foolish to continue heading downhill.

Sometimes, quitting is the best option. It’s the best decision for your life and your future. (And yes, I know an art project won’t affect me so monumentally, but still.)

Also: You shouldn’t worry too much about someone being disappointed or angry with you. I understand that it’s hard to feel like you’re letting people down – but when you know it’s the best choice, you have to remember that it’s your life to live, not theirs.

And when I say this, I don’t mean to be reckless and careless with your decision. Take the time to analyze your pros and cons, lean on your support, and get moving.

And yes, finding that specific point that tells you exactly when to quit may never arrive. Oftentimes, you have to use your best judgment and instincts and just go for it. Because face it – life isn’t perfect – so not everything is going to fall exactly into place like we’d like it to. But here’s a little something to remember:

Everything will turn out okay. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. ❤

-John Lennon

Hope that helps. And remember – stay smart AND sparkly. 😉


Any questions? I’d be happy help! Just comment down below. ↓

Btw… I hope to release a TBR (to be read) list of books for 2018 soon! Get excited.

Hey! While you’re here, check out some more posts I think you’ll LOVE:

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