To Quit or Not To Quit

I’m so behind, I’d like to quit. This isn’t the first time in my life I’ve felt this way though. Have you ever felt this way?

I don’t really like quitting things, so I usually don’t (sometimes to my own detriment). Of course, sometimes things quit me. Or sometimes, I don’t quite quit them, but I don’t quite keep up with them either…

It’s hard sometimes to know the right things to keep at and the right things to let go. Maybe the more we live, the more we learn how to do that well. I guess I’m still just right in the middle of that learning now.

I’d like to see this through, this writing challenge.

Maybe there’s something you’d like to see through too – even though it’s hard, and you’re behind, and you’re not quite sure what to do next.

Maybe you don’t need to know. Maybe you just need to not quit.

Maybe I don’t need to know. Maybe I just need to not quit.

Not quit trying, writing, creating, processing, pushing back against the resistance.

Not quitting can empower you and set you free.


Maybe though, what you need is permission to quit. The strength to walk away, to let go, to burn something to the ground and build something new.

Maybe you just need to quit.

Quit that bad habit, quit going down the dark road, quit listening to the lies that keep you tethered.

Quitting can empower you and set you free.

Really, there are always things to quit and things to keep.

It’s not always logical upfront – the things that do and don’t make the cut.

Sometimes, quitting is the bravest thing, the most honorable thing, the kindest thing. Sometimes, quitting is the lazy thing, the cowardly thing, the selfish thing.


Only you can know what quitting is for you, with each opportunity you face. There are variables upon variables in a life and only you know the ones in your life.


These quotes kind of sum it all up:

To quit:

“Quitting is not giving up, it’s choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not losing confidence, it’s realizing that there are more valuable ways you can spend your time. Quitting is not making excuses, it’s learning to be more productive, efficient, and effective instead. Quitting is letting go of things (or people) that are sucking the life out of you so you can do more things that will bring you strength.” – Osayi Osar-Emokpae

Or not to quit:

“Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don’t know how to quit.” – Robert Schuller

Or maybe, to not quit and then to quit:

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no use being a damn fool about it.“ – W.C. Fields


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