In the age of entrepreneurship, social media sensations and young millionaires, a lot of Millennials face the self-inflicted prospect of being successful or face the fear of getting left behind by peers. We see people roughly the same age as us and think we should be on the same level or higher; after all, we’re just as creative and talented.
Everyone wants to be ballin’. Everyone wants to be a trendsetter. Be a well-known star, others look up to and admire (or hate). Someone who effortlessly achieves his or her goals, and sets the bar high for everyone else.
No matter your profession, skill, dream, passion or talent, at some point, you will come across toxic people. People who will bring you nothing but negativity to your life – intentionally or unintentionally. People who will enjoy trying to tear you down because deep down they are unhappy and/or hate themselves. So they must make everyone around them feel the same way.
These people can either be an internal force i.e. family members who love to make harsh comments (no matter the occasion) or external forces i.e. friends or work colleagues who always talk negatively about you. Whatever the case may be, these individuals will cause you a ton of problems and stress. It’s sad to say but it’s easier for these people to hate than congratulate.
Life is hard. There’s not disputing that. We all go through difficult and challenging moments that test every ounce and fiber in our bodies. Moreover, in order to get to where we need to be, we sometimes have to hit low points in our lives. Periods of time that test our resolve and challenge us to become better. That’s exactly what happened to me last year.
Can quitting ever be a good thing? According to most sensible people, it can’t. Quitting is seen as some kind of weak trait. It’s a symptom of giving up when the going gets tough. But what if the thing you’re quitting from is something terrible and stress inducing.
Can you really fault a person for quitting a relationship that causes them pain and heartache or a job that leaves them stressed and mentally and physically low? Is quitting in either of these scenarios wrong?