They say courage knows when to hold on and when to let go. People who were resilient, committed and willing to hold out to the very end, even in the midst of difficulty, characterize many success stories. Such stories are still relevant today, but largely in a different direction; a direction that matches the fast paced nature of our world.
There are sometimes, you have to quit whatever it is you have going at that moment, in order to make an impressive push forward. Question is – when and how? This article provides answers to these important questions.
Delivering from the path that leads to the goal
Starting out a career path requires goal setting and a strategic direction of focus. However, there are sometimes it becomes necessary to delve from this chosen path even when it seems like the only thing that can work. This point in many of our lives is what we can call starting out from point zero.
This article is not just about quitting, neither is it encouraging people to be less persistent in what their hands find to do. It is instead shining light on the value behind quitting and starting out, with the lessons learnt as guides while moving forward.
Embracing starting out
The most vital part of this article is this part. “People often are working towards the wrong goals to begin with,” and because we have often been told that it pays to have stick-ability, grit and a resolve to wade through murky waters when they present because after wading through them, the coast suddenly becomes clear. What matters is finding happiness at what you do instead of holding out even when that career path seems unlikely to lead to the “promised land.”
The fear of unknown
The fear of the unknown grips all of us at this point. Nobody knows tomorrow, but we can prepare for tomorrow by appraising today and deciding to set out on a different path. This may not be quitting out rightly, it may only mean quitting certain things that affects your productivity. Nothing is static, that is why it is more important that we be open to change by being open to trying out new things. Stick-ability, grit are not the only important factors for success. Perceptibility is equally important.
You can stick to what you hate, while hoping that it miraculously turns the corner. It is important that you realize that your happiness is the most fertile ground upon which you can sow your efforts. Also, do not just quit because you are unhappy; learn how to quit here.