My advice for you today is that it’s okay to be a quitter. Now you might think this sounds very negative and that I’m advising you to quit your job or not finish something you started. That is not the kind of quitting I’m talking about today. Here is what I’m saying you should quit today.
Quit feeling guilty about following your dreams. Often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we set aside our dreams. We want to pursue them but we feel guilty taking time for ourselves. I’m telling you to stop feeling guilty and keep working towards your dreams.
Quit feeling guilty about being unique and not the norm. Most of us don’t enjoy being noticed or speaking out on something others are conforming too. If there is something that is important to you or you believe it coincides with your values than follow your heart. For example if you prefer to pay cash for everything vs. using a credit card, some people may see this as not normal. If this is important to you then don’t allow their thoughts and beliefs to grab at you. Stay strong and be unique!
It’s okay to quit an obligation that doesn’t fit with your values and vision. Everywhere we turn there are an abundance of opportunities to volunteer on committees and other activities. Decide which activities are important to you and your values. If the last 10 years you have served on a committee for cat owners but you don’t have a cat or plans to get one, is this commitment right for you? Take the time to look at all of your obligations and decide which align with your values and vision of your life. It might be time to quit an obligation so you can focus on the activities that are important to you.
Quit waiting for something to happen. Take action now with your life. If you have wanted to change careers or you are really hoping to get that promotion at work, don’t sit back and wait for someone to notice you. What can you do now to show your value?
Quit making others responsible for your life decisions. It’s easy to blame others for our actions but we need to take responsibility of our own lives. My parents didn’t sign me up for music lessons when I was a kid. It would be easy to put the blame on them for my lack of musical talent. Or instead I could take responsibility and choose to learn an instrument and study music on my own. Taking responsibility for your own life decisions is a very liberating feeling. How have you been deflecting a life decision and putting blame on others?
What are some other ways that you can quit in your life to bring more value and satisfaction to your day?