You know what I'm talking about.
Doing all the things you're “supposed” to do, yet you aren't rich yet.
Or “successful.” Or one of a hundred or a thousand other things that you may feel is important.
I know exactly how you feel.
I get stuck all the time. Like I'm in quicksand.
Look, I'm all for pushing through and getting stuff done. I'm as stubborn as anybody you'll ever know.
You just have to walk away.
Give yourself some time. Take a breath. Get some rest.
Let your subconscious settle it for you.
Here's a trick:
If you feel like you're just sick of it, walk away.
If you can't stand being away, it's a sign that you really do want to do it. To continue. Go for it.
Do it with conviction. Don't half-ass it.
But if you don't miss it, well…don't fight it. Maybe you need a longer break.
Or a permanent vacation.
There is no honor on pushing through something for weeks, months, or years if you're just not that into it.
And there's a lot of honor in knowing when to quit.
Did I just tell you to quit?
Yeah. I did.
Listen to your gut, heart, and head. The 3 all need to be in alignment before you can do a damned thing.
Even quitting takes effort.
If you quit and really miss it, start it up again, as a hobby.
In other words, don't quit your day job to do it again until you really know you have the gumption, passion, and perseverance to stick with it this time.
When to Quit
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