By  My Super-Charged Life

Sometimes quitting is the best thing you can do.  Knowing when to quit and when to stick is what separates the winners from the losers.  Seth Godin, in his book The Dip, tells us that we should quit more often than we do.  In fact, Godin states that strategic quittingis a secret of success.  Hanging on too long to something that is going to fail simply drains you of time and resources that could be better spent elsewhere.

Quitting is not the same as failing, but it is scary

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.  ~ Seth Godin

It is often frightening to let go of something we have committed to doing.  We have been trained to equate quitting with failing.  This is simply not true.  Seth points out that sometimes winners do quit.  In fact, most winners have quit a lot of things to get to where they are.

Often, it takes quitting one thing to pursue something better.  We may need to quit to take the next step toward our dream.  Here are a few examples:

  • You quit a job that is no longer rewarding or moving you forward to find another job that will take you to the next level.
  • You quit offering certain products or services so you can focus all your effort in your core competency.
  • You quit a business before it completely drains your bank account so you can pursue a new opportunity.

Quitting is not the same thing as failing.  It is simply a change in tactics.  It is a change in strategy.  We don’t give up our ultimate dream when we quit.  We just pursue it from a new angle.

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