Do you want to give up on your goals and move on? Do you want to quit your leadership position and try something else in life. If yes, then this article is for you.
I don’t want to push and convince you to try chasing a particular goal for months and years, and I don’t ask you to stop quitting. Quitting is not failing, and there are numerous reasons why people want to leave something and find interest somewhere else. It is perfectly alright, and today we will explore why and how to decide when to quit a particular goal or a leadership position.
Let’s explore it below. Read slowly.
Firstly, decide and rate the priority or importance of the goal. If the dream feels like it ‘would seem great to obtain, the chance of success is minimal. However, if the goal has a passionate desire behind it, then success is much more likely. The point again here is to discern the difference between the two. Do you want to chase a particular goal to feel good, or do you want to spend time chasing a goal with a burning desire?
Choose under what situations you are willing to quit, pen it down, then don’t forget to stick to it. If there is no intention of reaching the goal, quit before you start.
Remember, leaving is not the same as failing, and there is no failure, only normal feedback, and experience.
Seven reasons for quitting
- Run out of money
- Run out of time
- Not serious
- Get scared
- Lose enthusiasm or interest
- Focus on the dreaded short-term success instead of the long-term planning. Quitting when the short term goals get challenging
- Choosing the wrong goal
Basic yet important questions to ask before quitting:
- Who am I trying to impress?
- Am I panicking?
- What sort of calculable progress am I really making?
If you have answered the questions, and the goals seem irrelevant, quit immediately and move on. Close the thought process in that direction without regrets and focus your strength elsewhere.
However, if you still feel the goals are important, achievable, and you are not trying to impress others, you should step back, breathe and then jump into the experience train that takes you from struggle to success.
Once the goal priority is honestly and practically set and you are set to see it through, await and look forward to the downtime. This is where coaching and mental strength are essential. As you dance more and more in the downtime and breakthrough the other side, your self-esteem will amplify. The more you succeed, the more you grow, the more you evolve, the bigger the downtime you can handle and the more “success” you will achieve.