Volumes have been written about the virtues of persistence in winning. The word is associated with valour and success while quit signifies weakness, lack of courage and losing. We cannot ignore that winning is about a choice and at some point of time all winners quit one thing less worthwhile to embrace something which offered better value.
Winners know when to jump off a crashing car, exit a sliding stock market, end a troubled relationship or close a meaningless conversation.
When it comes to quitting, what matters the most is WHEN.
Quitting when you’re bored or tired is definitely not a winners trait. In such a situation, our mind conspires looking for excuses to exit, and the approach is better called escapism.
A winner makes a conscious choice to quit which is in alignment with her value system.
There are times when the best option is to give up, just to be at peace with yourself . In a relationship where you’re tried hard and it has drained you emotionally and physically over the years and nothing seems to work out, the most sensible thing could be to take a break. A job where your self esteem is hammered routinely, colleagues conspire against you and task is a labour, it makes sense to quit even if you don’t have another opportunity at hand. This action creates a vacuum, so that something better fills up your life.
Now the point comes is: What after quitting? Every ending is a new beginning, so once you’ve quit, give yourself some time to accept the fact, meet old friends, go trekking, network, spend time in nature, read books, meditate or pursue a long-cherished dream, which was otherwise not possible. In course, you will discover new windows of opportunity. And once you’ve figured out what next, give your heart and soul to it.
So, quitting could be a very powerful tool provided it is a conscious choice, not an excuse or escape route.