Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Quitting


"Who's a quitter?"

"You are."

"Just because I don't want to do something anymore doesn't mean I'm a quitter."

I don't quit. I give up. Sometimes that's what you have to do.

There are times in life when what you are pursuing just isn't worth the time, aggravation and effort anymore - perhaps the pursuit was the real endgame; when you've given it your all and there's no more to give, short of your life or your soul; when it's time to wave the white flag; when it's time to graciously step away and say, "Sorry folks, but I'm done". It's not a bad thing.

This is another one of those things I wish I'd known when I was younger, but then again, maybe it's something everyone needs to learn on their own.

For Sunday Scribblings


Anonymous said...

What's more, they have to learn it again and again.

Anonymous said...

Oh so true!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree!
There were many things in my twenties that I should have gracefully quit and didn't...

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right, and yes, maybe it's only as we grow and learn that we are able to tell the difference between dedication and stubborness. ;)

So long as you learn something from the experience, you've still made progress. ;)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we quit because we are fresh out of energy for th task. Now that I've passed sixty, I understand that. And since I've grown older I've learned that "because I can" is a damned good reason sometimes.