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Sometimes You Should Actually Quit

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Enywaru Pius
Aug 6, 2019 · 4 min read

There’s a famous saying that goes like; “Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit” and it seems to be the string of hope that everyone clings onto to make it in whatever they’re trying to achieve. Could be to grow a successful business, nurture a flamboyant relationship or even try and hang in there at a really bad Job.

The thing about quitting is that it’s immediately associated with giving up, cowardice & chickening out ‘quite early’. When you often find yourself at cross-roads and totally confused, it’s easy to be raided with the thought of quitting. It’s easy to be manipulated into believing that giving up everything is the best option even when it is not — and shouldn’t be.

Come to think of it though, what if quitting is the better option? What if putting a halt to everything and actually come to terms with the fact that whatever it is you are investing all your time into isn’t really going to work out and the only option is to quit? Have you given it a thought?

When you find yourself in a scenario that is calling for you to let go, maybe sometimes you should actually heed to that little voice in your head and quit!

When to Throw in the Towel

Finally pulling the plug on something can be such a huge and difficult step to take. It may take you even longer than you hopped because you are either worried about what the future holds or simply afraid that it’s a wrong decision you’ll make.

Quitting whatever you feel is holding you back, isn’t working out or is draining you emotionally & financially is okay but should be a well-thought move to take. This is because if it isn’t thoroughly given a thought or well-prepared, it can leave you disgruntled and disappointed if it turns out to be a wrong move.

However, if you relate to some of these reasons I have come up and you have relentlessly found yourself in such situations, I advise that you quit. Sometimes these may not even need a second thought but an instant step.

I know jobs shouldn’t be all that rosy and cozy but at least there has to be a level of tolerance at the place of work. There’s many of us out there who are still at our jobs even when they’ve proven to be shitty simply because we either have nowhere to go or have no plan B and we have allowed ourselves to be stepped on.

The conditions deteriorate each day that goes by and the level of Job insecurity is high, the pressure keeps on mounting and you don’t seem to lead a happy work-life at all.

If you ever find yourself at a Job that constantly gives you nothing but endless stress, self-doubt, and has continuously made you question whether or not to quit, think about your sanity and mental health. I know that deciding whether or not to quit your job is no easy task and it’s not a decision to be made lightly but sometimes you need to take a bold step.

If you genuinely surround yourself around honest people and you have chosen the right friends, sometimes you actually need to listen and heed to their advice. Your friends will be outrightly honest and tell you if something is going to work out, if it isn’t working out or if it is a wrong move you are taking.

Because they know you well, their advice to you may be right and you should consider quitting that toxic relationship or close the Ice-cream parlor business you’ve been running in your neighborhood that is bringing nothing but losses.

When things don’t seem to be working out even after multiple efforts and you feel stagnated, maybe it’s time you started looking for other options elsewhere. There is going to come a moment when you feel you are not progressing or growing at your place of work when you feel you should be at a certain level. This is the same for fellas that are in relationships where they don’t feel loved anymore.

Trying to hang in there when it’s evident that things are not going to get any better is going to make you look like a fool. You should seriously consider taking the early exit and go expose yourself to a new environment because staying too long in a workplace can stifle your development.

In your career, you are going to get to a point where you are at your peak and from the look of things, opportunities can’t seem to stop knocking and at one point you are going to have to choose one that you go with. Even if you are committed, it should be okay to change your dreams, your aspirations and challenge yourself to new tasks that may come your way in a split second. It’s not an easy decision to drop something and start afresh.

You are going to find yourself dropping & letting go of the things you have invested so much time and energy into to take on newer and fresher challenges and should be okay. However, remember, don’t be so thirsty for an opportunity that you drink from every cup handed to you, that’s how you get poisoned.

We’re often hesitant to quit because of the “sunk cost fallacy”. The more time, energy, and resources we invest, the harder it becomes to walk away. This is why it makes sense to quickly test out an idea before spending too much on it. — Melissa Chu

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Enywaru Pius

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I blog for believers, spirited optimists, and ambitious movers. I am writing to build a home that will be filled with Ideas & Inspiration.

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