I went Googling for quotes about quitting today. I found more than I could ever count. Most of them warn against quitting: giving up is easy, quitting scars your soul, quitting lasts forever, makes you lazy, becomes a habit, etc. That isn’t what I was looking for, though. I was searching for a quote about quitting that empowers an individual.
You see, I quit today. Not work. Not school. Not motherhood, my marriage, or life. I quit something that took away from these things. Something that diminished my happiness and caused me more anxiety than joy.
I quit Facebook.
There are things I will absolutely miss. I will miss family news, photos, announcements, funny stories and the sort. I hope people still share these things with me. Facebook isn’t the only way to keep in touch.
But I won’t miss the wasted hours. The political rants (I freely admit I am guilty of these as well – I get worked up, I can’t help it!). The negativity and meanness.
So the time to quit is now.
Quitting is not giving up, it’s choosing to focus your attention on something more important. Quitting is not losing confidence, it’s realizing that there are more valuable ways you can spend your time. Quitting is not making excuses, it’s learning to be more productive, efficient and effective instead. Quitting is letting go of things (or people) that are sucking the life out of you so you can do more things that will bring you strength. – Osayi Osar-Emokpae