There is “good quitting”
Sometimes, quitting is absolutely necessary in order to have room in our lives for other things.
Your heart and souls are simply too crowded for new things when we hold on the old. Especially when we realize that one season is over…That’s when we need to do the grown-up thing: listen to our intuition and go for it. And here’s a tip if it’s just too hard to quit today: set a date by which you will quit, and work towards it.
And there is “bad quitting”
But sometimes, we just want to quit because we want to. You know what I mean, right? We don’t want to watch our food intake anymore, or get up early to workout, or study, or… you fill in the blanks. And for those days, here is my best advice: Quit Tomorrow.
There is a very good chance that our strong desire to quit is being dictated by a right-now emotion that could totally change an hour from now.
When we repeatedly intentionally choose to not make rash decisions based on our emotions, we begin to create a new pattern of persistence in our lives. Our initial choice to not yield to “quitting” right now changes our habit and shapes our character.
The Sum of our Habits
We really are the sum of our habits, aren’t we?
That is actually pretty cool.
Or really bad sometimes.
Being the sum of our habits works both ways.
Instead of sticking to our workout today, we could have chosen to quit and eat a donut–a little, inconsequential decision seemingly. But times fifty, and we create another kind of habit…
So, let finish out today.
We can quit or go for the donuts tomorrow. But there is a very good chance that tomorrow, we’ll feel refreshed and ready to go. And even if halfway through tomorrow we want to quit, we might as well finish out that one day, right?
It’s just one day. One workout. One hour.
You can always quit tomorrow, right?
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