You’ve heard it said over and over that quitting is for losers; quitters never win and winners never quit. But who said so? Sometimes you need to quit in order to achieve other things. The only problem is knowing when to quit.
Suppose that you’ve been working at something for many years and it has still not been successful. Are you going to continue till you die, with the risk of wasting your life? There comes a time when you have to stop. Quitting could be your springboard to a different achievement.
Of course, there’ll always be stories of people who kept going and going and going, refusing to quit until they finally reached success. But for each one of these stories that you’ll hear, there will be the untold stories of others who kept going and going but never succeeded. Never until they died.
The chances of that are real for those who never quit, just like the chances of success. Such people could have quit. They could have tried their hands on something else.
Sometimes, going on and on tenaciously in search of a particular kind of success is not wisdom. Knowing when to stop is.
If you don’t think so, we’ll leave you with the following:
- If you try and you don’t succeed, try and try again. Keep trying; never ever quit.
- If you try and you don’t succeed, try, try and try again and again, then quit.
Which one sounds like wisdom?