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Knowing When to Quit

Posted July 1st, 2010 by Carroll King Schuller

Knowing when to quit; the first step you can make toward quitting is reengaging.  Sounds funny, huh?

But it works.

You’ve got to be “all in” before you can decide whether you want to get out of the game.

When you’re thinking about quitting a job or an academic program or a marriage, you’ve likely already been on the fence for a long time.  You might have already mentally quit or fired yourself.  You’re likely not giving 100%

Instead, you’re holding back.  You’re probably panicking about the decision, even anxious about the fact that you haven’t made it yet.

To really make a clear-headed decision, reinvest yourself first.

Redouble your efforts.  Make it a goal to stay positive.  Meet objectives and make deadlines.

Then, once you’re all the way back into it, you can really decide what’s best for you.  That is, once you’ve moved away from the place of panic and anxiety.

Sometimes that decision will be “stay” and sometimes it will be “go,” but at least you will have given both options a fair chance.