The toughest thing you’ll ever have to hear and deal with in your life is the truth. The truth about your job, your body, your social life, your relationships. Here’s a toughie for you: I’ve quit before. I gave up because of fear, because of the possibility of failure, because of the prospect of embarrassment and because of an endless list of other “what-ifs” that lived inside my head. But, so have you, and that’s okay.
If my life’s song had a chorus it would go something like: she continued when everyone else stopped and pushed herself when she thought she couldn’t take another step.
Sometimes quitting isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign that you’re strong enough to admit when something isn’t working and you’re then strong enough to let it go. Quitting is about giving up on your situation but continuing on with your goal.
It’s easy to look to our role models and idolize them. To follow them on Instagram and constantly see how effortless and easy their life is. In this hero worship we forget that at the end of the day they’re just human – with fears and doubts and their own personal list of endless “what-ifs” running through their mind.
So the next time you want to quit, quit the situation but take hold of your courage. See your fear, face it head on and then continue going. Like the role models we enjoy to idolize so much look towards them now. In these moments remember the hardships they’ve endured, the struggles they’ve faced and the positive way they’ve come out of the situation. Remember that just like you they’re human and just like you can, they’ve come out the other end of the situation a better person.
Because sometimes in life you’ll want to quit, and honestly that’s okay. Because at some point or another, we all do. Like the saying goes, change the plan but never the goal. The best of us know that quitting is about standing up afterwards, brushing yourself off, and then continuing on. And if some of us can do it, then so can you.