When to quit...

Hello championay...

It's the nature of my work to help people during transitional times: Training newbies to become managers. Giving side-hustlers the little nudge to jump into full-time professions. Guiding life-long grinders along the path to reinventing themselves. Assisting dreamers in finally pulling the trigger...

I love to see these brave souls strike out courageously into the unknown and unfamiliar with the promise of a different and better future...

I've learned how to recognise a few trusted signposts along the way. Especially, when it comes to quitting.

Let me back up a second and cut to the heart of what this little post is about. In order to do this, I have to kill a popular myth out there about quitting:

Quitting is not what weak people do.

No-siree my soulful amigo, quitting takes guts. Like, deep-down-to-the-core-of-who-you-are-resolve to somehow find the chutzpah to head in a different direction. To leave what is familiar, comfortable and known.

Quitting is not for the faint of heart...

Quitting is not taking the easy way out...

Quitting is not the last resort...

Nope. Quitting takes guts. 


So here's the truth about quitting: you have to be running towards something, not from it.

Towards a better future...

A better relationship...

A better opportunity...

A better job...

A better you.

If you're reading this and you're bored don't quit. If you're afraid don't quit.  If apathy or indifference has gripped your heart reach out and ask for a bit of help, but don't quit. These are all negative reasons. 

But, if you're longing for something more. Something different. Something altogether-next-level, then you might just want to pull the pin. 

Oh, and there's no such thing as a good time to quit. If you opened this email hoping I would spell out in some type of formulaic way when you should hit the eject button at just the right moment, then I'm sorry to disappoint you. I'm not going to be the guy you blame for following some type of life-hack-advice.

Nope...

Not going to do it. 

I will, however, be the guy who tells you to take a long hard look at yourself. I guarantee you have some things in life you're holding onto, which are holding you back. Whatever they are, they gotta die. Because it's the only way any new thing can come to life. 

It's true...

This is one of life's basic and timeless principles. Death and rebirth. 

So, my friend, get brutally honest with yourself today and think about who or what do you need to quit?

I hope this question haunts you the rest of today (in a good way).

Here's to creating a better future...

Steve Knox


 

PS. If you want to talk with a trained professional about it, I'd love to have the conversation with you. Simply click the CONTACT button at the top of the screen.