It’s okay to quit.
It’s okay to start something and decide that you don’t like it.
You can quit after 10 years. You can quit after one day.
Quitting doesn’t make you a failure. It makes you a human being.
Human beings sometimes change their minds.
It’s not so unusual to start a job with all the hopes in the world…and discover later that you’d rather do something else.
It’s okay to change your life.
Our culture is so obsessed with not quitting that I think sometimes we don’t recognize the value of doing just that. There’s a balance to be struck here.
Don’t quit just because it’s hard. Don’t quit just because it’s not happening fast enough. Don’t bail on people. But don’t be afraid to change either.
Sometimes quitting is the brave choice.
If your job is zapping your creativity and your self-esteem, quit. If your boyfriend is cheating, leave him. If you hate the city you live in, move. If that diet is making you feel weak and ill, change it. If you secretly hate your major, switch. If you feel totally lost, take a year off. Do something different. Give yourself time.
Quitting isn’t always evil. And sticking it out isn’t always healthy.
Find your balance.