When is it okay to quit?


“Quitting is not giving up; it’s choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not losing confidence, it’s realizing that there are more valuable ways you can spend your time. Quitting is not making excuses; it’s learning to be more productive, effective, and efficient instead. Quitting is letting go of things or people that are sucking the life out of you so that you can do things that bring you strength.’’ Osayi Osar-Emokpae.

We live in a world that scorns quitting and only sees it as a form of weakness. A world where grit, tenancy and perseverance are the only words synonymous to success. But what if quitting is the actual thing that will catapult you to success? But when is it okay to call it quits in a relationship, friendship, in your career, in your entrepreneurial journey?

1. When it is affecting your mental health

You know it is time to bid a job or a relationship farewell if it starts affecting your mental health, keeping you awake at night, and making you feel depressed or anxious. For a lot of people who have invested a lot of time and energy into a relationship, it is hard to bid farewell to such relationships.

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