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August 01, 2016
Blessings to push through and persevere...

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Instead of Quitting, Try This

Whether it's a difficult job or a grueling diet, there are times when we all feel like giving up. Quitting isn't ALWAYS a bad choice. We've been taught to believe that quitting is synonymous with failure, but some activities or relationships aren't good for us, and quitting might be exactly the right thing to do.

But it's important to make a conscious decision to quit, or keep on pressing through, rather than making a reactive decision.

To avoid giving up prematurely

  1. Hit the pause button. You can avoid most poor decisions by simply pressing the pause button. When you're stressed, overworked, overtired, angry, or fed-up, it's easy to react and make a rash emotional decision.

    Give yourself the time you need to pause, check in with God, and make a wise decision. Allow your head to clear, and peace to return before you make any life changing decisions. Most decisions can wait.

  2. View the situation objectively. Try to be objective and weigh the situation thoughtfully. If it will help, talk things through with a trusted friend. They can often help you to see things from a different perspective and consider the long term consequences of any decisions you might make.

  3. Consider the worst-case scenario. Think long-term. Quitting can be an easy choice when you only consider the short-term ramifications because you can relieve your stress almost immediately! But you need to count the cost. If you quit your job, what will happen if you can't find another one?

    * Reconsider quitting if the long-term consequences are likely to be too severe. A little relief now is unlikely to be worth the long-term pain.

    * Who will be impacted by your quitting? Your boss? Colleagues? Your family? Who will be affected and how? Is it worth the resultant pain?

    * What message are you sending to your friends and family? What would you recommend to a child in a similar circumstance? People are always watching. Be sure to set a good example.

  4. Consider doing things differently. Maybe quitting isn't the answer. Maybe you need a new plan, or maybe simply making a small adjustment would make a BIG difference.

    Not getting the results you want isn't necessarily a sign that you should call it quits. Poor results might indicate an ineffective process. Perhaps all you need is to tweak your approach. Major accomplishments are preceded by numerous failed attempts.

  5. Ask yourself what's behind wanting to give up. Is it because you don't believe you can be successful? You don't have the resources you need? You don't enjoy the job or activity? The relationship causes too much distress? Is it a matter of not being able to find the time?

    * Some reasons for quitting are better than others. Quitting a second job you don't need so that you can spend more time with your family is a good reason to quit. Ending your marriage because your spouse won't help out in the home might be a bit extreme.

    * Is there another solution besides quitting? if so, explore your options and the likely result of your decisions.

  6. Consider the times you've given up in the past. How do you feel about that today? Was quitting the best thing to do, or do you regret not persevering and finding a way to make it work for you? How are you likely to feel in the future about quitting your current situation?

  7. Sometimes you just need to ask the Lord to help you and keep going. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom to know what to do, and be prepared to do some things differently.

    There ARE times when quitting is the best choice. However, when it's not the best choice, You need to find a way to be strong, make any necessary adjustments, and keep going. Stick with that horrible job until you have something else lined up. And find a way of making it more endurable until you can make a move. Hire a coach or give counseling a try before giving up on another relationship.

    * If your default coping mechanism is quitting, you're unlikely to accomplish much, you'll live with regrets, and you'll miss God's best for you.

Decide not to make hasty decisions

Deciding to quit isn't a decision to take lightly. Before making the decision to give up on something, consider the consequences, ask the Lord to help you see the end from the beginning. Talk things over with God and listen for His replies. Consult with a trusted friend, consider your track record, and take time to count the cost and make a wise decision.

In some instances, quitting is final. Stop creating long-term challenges just so that you can alleviate short-term stress. Give yourself the time you need to make wise decisions.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

Blessings to fulfil your calling and walk in God's favour,


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Lynne Lee is a Christian life coach and life coach trainer, who helps people to see themselves through God'e eyes and live life as He intended.

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