It's Okay to Quit

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever"

Agree with this quote, but not entirely.

In the past 9 months, I've quit a lot of things. Initially it was scary. But now, I realize sometimes it's necessary.

Let me explain.

Quitting something gets a bad rap because it's commonly correlated with giving up.

However, I think there's a slight difference between the two.

For example I started an interview podcast in December and quit after 4 episodes.

Not because I couldn't do it or wanted to give up, but because it was taking up too much of my time. I debated quitting the podcast for about a month because I was scared of what people may think and that I would become one of those statistics like "90% of podcasts don't make it past the 5th episode".

I finally worked up the courage and decided I was going to stop and it turned out to be a great decision. All the mental energy I was spending thinking about the podcast, and then the actual production, could now be spent in other areas.

Since I made the decision in February, I've experienced more growth than I had in in all the time during and before the podcast.

I plan to start it back up in the future when it makes sense but at this moment, it wasn't something that was adding value.

So if you're doing something and it just doesn't feel like the right thing to be doing, don't be afraid to reevaluate and quit doing it.

You won't get a scarlet letter put on your profile showing that you quit. In fact, most people probably won't even notice.

Life's too short to do things that don't bring value to you.


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