Day #3 – What Would You Tell A Friend Who Wants to Quit?

Sometimes it’s ok to quit.  Like if you quit smoking or quit your job to move to a better opportunity.  If you’re in an abusive relationship, by all means get out of it!  In the words of Dr. Phil, you are better off alone and healthy than with someone abusive.

But I’m not talking about those kinds of things.  Right now I’m talking about you and your personal goals.  I know you’re thinking about quitting and wanted to talk to you about it.

Please don’t quit.  Not now.  You’ve come so far from where you started!  You’re right in the thick of things so you’re just focusing on how much more you need to do, but just take a moment and look back at all you’ve accomplished already.  I’m so proud of you!

Right now it’s hard.  You’re tired.  You’re frustrated.  No one seems to understand what you’re going through or even care and you’re just ready to give up.

Before you do that I want you to remind yourself why this goal is important to you.  And then tonight in the quiet of night, when everyone is asleep and you’re resting on your pillow, I want you to ask yourself this:  What are you going to regret more – experiencing this rough patch or quitting on yourself?  Quitting now might make your immediate life easier, but will you be able to endure that little nagging feeling you get in the pit of your stomach that says, what if?

What if you chose to believe in yourself?  What if you decided to tough it out?  What if you finished what you started, like I know you can?  You are stronger than you think you are.  Even though you don’t see that, I know it, because I’m your friend, and I would never quit on you.

So don’t quit on yourself.

Lisa (c) 2012 Lisa Traugott.  All rights reserved.  No portion of this blog, including any text, photographs, and artwork, may be reproduced or copied without written permission.


16 responses to “Day #3 – What Would You Tell A Friend Who Wants to Quit?

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