“‘Be a quitter?’ – wait, what? No, that sounds weird!”
My response: not if you quit the things that no longer serve you.
Quitting things can be really hard. Scary. Uncomfortable.
It also requires us to put aside all the “just do it!”, “keep on going!”, and “no struggle, no progress” slogans that, I admit, can be actually really effective when we’re working on the right things.
Yet sometimes, as Steven Covey would say, we put a lot of effort into climbing a ladder just to see that has been leaning against the wrong wall.
And although it’s tough to climb down and start over, if we’re in tune with ourselves, we know that this is what we have to do.
In my piece on the price of inaction, I say that not taking a decision and not making any changes can be in fact risky, too. Just that we have to understand what that risk – that price of our inaction – is.
And if we’re acting with integrity, no matter how hard it is (and no matter how much it sucks!), sometimes quitting is the right course of (uncomfortable) action indeed.
That’s why I find it truly liberating to think that we can allow ourselves to put QUITTING into our toolbox of personal development.
And this is what my podcast episode is about: it’s on the importance of allowing ourselves to quit the things that are no longer serving us.
I hope you enjoy it and I hope you courageously put the tool of quitting into your toolbox.