I used to feel bad about being a “quitter”.
I’ve quit a LOT of things. Hobbies, memberships, jobs, gyms, courses, schools, volunteer work, the list goes on.
It took me a long time to realize that I could only quit so many things because I’m always trying new things! And that it’d be impossible to stick with them all.
Quitting, making mistakes, changing goals, going a different direction…
All of those things can feel like failures.
But the truth is, each of those “failures” are good and necessary for growth.
You’ll often hear people say “it’s ok, everyone makes mistakes.” Like it’s something to be forgiven because nobody’s perfect, even the best of us have flaws.
But mistakes are not flaws, they’re features!
- If you never make a mistake, that means you’re not pushing yourself.
- If you never quit, that means you’re not trying new things.
- If you never change direction, that means you may be on the wrong path.
You have to test yourself to know your limits.
Hat tip to Syed Balkhi who helped me learn this :)