Can Quitting Be Justified?

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?

The simple truth is, without knowing the ins and outs of a situation and what someone is going through, no one can pass judgement. If you hear of a person quitting, it’s easy to see the outcome and not the symptoms that caused the action.

By digging deeper and talking to people, you’ll quickly learn that life it’s always black and white. Moreover, staying in a negative environment just to ride out the storm isn’t always the best thing to do – what if the storm never passes.

Now, I’m not saying you should leave at the first sign of trouble. However if you’ve given a stressful situation enough time and energy for a resolution and things are still bad; it’s time to leave. Life is short. Why waste the limited time you have trying to fight negative forces that bring you down and make you unhappy.

Thinking about quitting a negative situation? Here are my takeaways:

  1. The trials and tribulations you go through in life won’t break you; they’ll only make you stronger.
  2. If you’re not happy in a situation, decide what does make you happy and work towards attaining it.
  3. Everyone will have an opinion on what you should and shouldn’t do but trust your instincts; it’s usually right.
  4. No situation is permanent and what you’re going through now will soon pass.
  5. Talk to trusted friends and family and seek their support when moving on from negative situations.

Should you decide to quit a negative situation in the pursuit of happiness, simply change your mind state. Instead of thinking ‘I’m quitting’, have the belief that you are ‘moving onto something better’. This change in perspective will allow you to make peace with your decision and bring the positive change you seek.

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P.S. No matter what you’re going through, remember #YouCanGetThroughThis.

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    January 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Sometimes stepping away is not quitting, sometimes it is progress. Making decisions that are best for your health is progress.

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