When Is the Time To Quit?

Perhaps you’ve heard that quitters don’t win. But don’t you know that winners do quit?

The point is: there’s a difference between a quitter and knowing when to quit. Quitters habitually give up. While winners know when to let go of anything that’s not worth pursuing or in line with their life purpose.

This means, there is a positive side to quitting. When you really know your positive purpose why you have to do certain things, you follow what’s good and ethical in order to achieve it.

After doing your best and things do not seem to work right, here are some considerations about your timing to quit.

1. Leave When Your Service Is No Longer Valued.

Let’s admit it. There’s no such thing as perfect workplace. But common sense will tell you if the place and relationships are heavily toxic and would cost you your health, sanity and soul. It’s not easy working with bully bosses, inhuman-and-no-relationship HR officers, unethical business practices and the like.

Perhaps you struggled to comprehend why such people with tiny character were given with big authority to belittle people like you. However, when your contract is breached, covenant broken, or agreement denied, what’s the point of working together?

When you see that your self and services are no longer valued and your ideals trampled, think if it’s time to leave. Always remember this: there is someone better out there who need your services and willing to reward your best.

2. Let Go When You’re No Longer Growing. 

If you are committed to your total growth and there’s no more challenge in your work, it’s time to leave. This is not a license for incompetents who just want promotions every two years.

It’s sad when very potential people are stuck in dehumanizing environments. But winners do not allow to be stifled spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially by self-limiting opportunities.

When you see you’re not reaching your full potential, even if you’re on top and still feel empty inside, get out and pursue your destiny.

3. Lead Yourself Towards a Greater Challenge. 

Sometimes, others will do the termination for you or frame you out. Take courage. It’s not yet the end of the world. For in most cases, you have the greater choice ahead.

Don’t be afraid to start over again or fail forward. Take the challenge of exploring new horizons. It’s a wide blue ocean out there. Sail on.

Move out and make an ethical exit. Don’t be afraid of what other people think. You know yourself better than them. After all, it’s your life. So don’t waste it on a marketplace of lies, deception and barrenness.

There are things money can’t buy. When you don’t see good purpose in what you are doing, leave. If it’s unproductive or destroying you, quit. If it’s doing you nothing good, stop. Quit on purpose.

As a wise King said, “There is a time for everything…a time to give up.” Know when to stop and let go.

Glenn Plastina (c) 2017

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