What happens when you quit


There are two different reasons people quit

  1. They realize what they are doing is going nowhere.

  2. They get emotionally overwhelmed and believe it means they should quit

The truth is that I have been a quitter my whole life.

There have been some things that I have always regretted quitting. Like playing the guitar. At one point I was really good at it but something happened and I quit. Likely it was an emotional thing. I have regretted it, so recently I have picked it up again because my daughter has an interest. 

I also quit a couple of really great relationships. One in particular was extremely painful and filled with drama. Mostly because I was a coward and I suck at telling people I am quitting. 

That's what I want to talk about here.

There is really only one good reason to quit something and that is because you have become all you can become there and there is no way to progress further. THIS IS CALLED A DEAD END.

The last job I had was a "Dead End" for me and so were some relationships.

When we quit something that has an unlimited potential for growth and we do it for emotional reasons it is both dangerous and expensive. (You can read all about that in a book called "The Dip" by Seth Godin You can get a copy from Amazon HERE)

If you want a great example of what I mean then watch the video below. You will get a good idea about what happens when you OR the people you have chosen to work with... quits. 

After you watch this let me know what you think in the comments. 

Am I telling the truth? Have you experienced this yourself?

How do you help people stick with it when they get emotional?

Tell me what you think!

- Eddie