Sometimes it is smart to quit. I am not a quitter- and yet I have quit a time or two.
I am not a loser and yet I have lost a time or two.
Winning is not always about sheer determination. True, you can never win by quitting and yet sometimes thats exactly what it takes to win.
You may be on the wrong road, heading in the wrong direction, beating the air- and no amount of determination will win that one. Sometimes you have to quit, start over on a completely different track, or let someone else do it.
Perseverence alone doesn’t ensure success. As the old line goes, “If you keep doing exactly as you are doing today you can expect the same results.”
When to quit:
When you have discovered your motives are wrong
When you learn that what you are doing is immoral
When you are convicted by God and need to change
When you realize you entered the game uninformed or misled
When your health is suffering because of your commitment
When what you are doing is breaking you, your family or your relationships
When God has told you to quit
When you realize your commitment was emotional and you do not have the ability to do the task at hand
When you realize you were manipulated into the event
When you’ve thought it through and you realize you can’t change the wrong
When you’ve pondered awhile and realize it is right to quit either for you or the organization
When your wife or husband supports your decision to quit
When it’s time for change and you can’t do whats needed
When your organization as a whole no longer supports your leadership
When quitting is a rational decision and not emotional
When you’ve had good advice to quit
When the issue you’re facing cannot be resolved with good advice
Lastly, and maybe the best one, when you have prayed and prayed and thought and thought, and you feel great peace about quitting.
There are a few good reasons to quit. However, each line needs a paragraph!
I would not support anyone quitting because they are lazy, unmotivated, having a bad day, feeling blue, or discouraged.
AND, I would be concerned if you’ve been quitting often. However there are times when quitting makes sense.
And sometimes in quitting, you win something better!
Remember, I’ve quit a time or two but not too often and for very good reasons- and I’m not sorry I did.