Mini-Series: Reason #8 Why You May Not Be Where You Want to Be and What to Do Instead

In today's episode, I delve into the tricky subject of quitting versus persevering. I can't stress enough how crucial it is to understand the fine lines and nuances that come with the decision to quit something. Throughout my life, I've had my own struggles with quitting, so I'm coming from a place of personal experience.

I've spent time analyzing my own patterns of quitting and have realized the pitfalls of what I call the 'reinforcement theory of quitting.' Basically, every time you quit and feel relief, it becomes easier to quit the next time you face difficulty. That's why it's so important to make decisions based on objective data and not just emotional reactions or impulses.

To help you with this dilemma, I offer three barometers you can use to evaluate whether you should quit or keep going:

  1. Imagine a future version of yourself. Would that future 'you' regret giving up?

  2. Start whatever you're contemplating and evaluate your emotional and rational responses as you go along....

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