“Don’t be quitter” is often heard advice and many people think that being a quitter is a bad quality. But quitting has served me well.
I have learned to quit trying to please people who will not be pleased.
I have quit religions that are toxic.
I have quit harmful behaviors like eating disorders, smoking, or drinking when stressed. I now fill my needs through satisfying relationships or spiritual practices.
I have quit bad relationships instead of dragging them out to a bitter end.
I have quit jobs that held no more opportunity, meaning, or growth.
Quitting is a necessary part of growing and developing as a person. Quitting can indicate learning. Sometimes quitting is the only self-respecting thing one can do. One can always pause to ask, “What do I need to quit doing, and what do I need to start doing?”