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When is it OK to Quit?

March 31, 2020

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Do you believe that quitting makes you a failure?

It’s storytime y’all and we are sharing our personal stories about walking away from things that no longer light us up. These stories show that quitting isn’t always negative. Walking away from something that drains you can actually be a catalyst in moving your business forward or increasing your happiness level. But, how do you know when it’s okay to move on from a past commitment? Listen in as we share some questions you can ask yourself to determine when it’s time to trust your gut and throw in the towel on something that is no longer serving you. 

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Things Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Yikes! Whoever thought we would make a podcast episode about quitting? The good news is that we are NOT quitting the podcast or anything crazy like that… sorry if that title scared all of you! Rather, this episode is about when it’s OK to cut things out of your life… or use that dreaded word: QUIT. 

Recently, I (Elisabeth) quit something I was a part of and I’m not going to lie, it made me feel like a failure in some ways, even though I was confident about why I wanted to stop. In fact, I made that decision to protect my mental health! 

We want to dissolve the stigma surrounding the idea that quitters are always losers, or that quitting is always a bad thing. Sometimes, it’s best to move on and decide to “quit” something. If you think about it, it’s way worse to half-ass something or stick with something that’s not serving you for way too long than it is to cut ties and stop. 

We’re both going to discuss instances when we’ve walked away from something in the past, and why we made that decision, as well as outline some reasons why it’s ok to quit something. We know, we know, that everyone is about THE HUSTLE today… but sometimes taking a step back and walking away from something that isn’t a good fit helps you move the needle that much further along in both life and business.

Here’s some food for thought: I came across a blog on Melyssa Griffin’s website that was so good. It read, something like “We aren’t kids anymore with annoyed complaints. We are adults full of capable decisions.” And I love framing it that way because it is true. Like as kids I think our parents try to instill in us not to quit something because they’re trying to help us build character and they’re trying to help us understand boundaries and commitments. But I think as adults, we’ve already been taught what all that means and we can make a rational decision and not just like an emotional one. So in essence, quitting something can often just mean you’re choosing something different, a different routine, a different lifestyle, something else in your life and so in this instance, I was like I’m choosing to have more time to work on my business and to just be. 

But the burning question is, “How do I know it’s time to quit?”, Right? Here are a few questions that we shared in today’s episode that might help you determine whether it’s time to walk away from a past commitment or not. 

How do you know when it is time to quit?

  1. You hate it and/or resent something.

  2. You’re only staying because of another person’s influence or opinion

  3. It’s affecting your emotional/mental well being and/or making you physically ill

  4. You don’t care, or you care TOO much. Both extremes are negative. 

  5. You’re simply ready to move on and you want something different.

If this episode was helpful for you, be sure to share it with a friend who needs to hear it. Thanks for listening!

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