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When is it ok to quit something?

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When is it ok to quit something?

Many cultures frown on people who give up on things. But is it ever good for everyone involved for someone to quit? Whether it’s a job, a relationship or a dream?

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  1. When your head begins to bruised enough to need an icepack every day for a week. Mine is getting there as my efforts to swiitch to Word Press.org so I could start and Emotional Fitness Store meant I could no longer post on postaday. Trying to figure out how to be on both and getting some help from the Happiness Engineers, but they obviously have bigger fish to attend to. WARNING do not switch to WordPress.org keep your .com blog and create a separate blog for selling stuff. Wish I had known before I switched that I would lose the right to publish on postaday.

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    1. Sorry you are in a quandry. I don’t understand what you mean by “losing the right to publish on postaday.” While on postaday, you cannot post on any other blog? Hopefully the techs here can assist you soon. 🙂

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  2. It serves no one to remain in a situation that is futile, self-esteem bashing and energy draining. They do exist. Allow that door to close so that opportunities will flow towards you. They do exist. Where would you rather be–where things are easy/ier and feel good or where you must struggle and feel bad? It can be a difficult choice for some to make at one time or another, regardless of how simple a concept it is.

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    1. A agree entirely. So often we get caught in situations that end up harming us, rather than building us up. It’s important to recognize when something is draining, rather than energizing and to learn to say no, even when it’s hard.

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  3. When you already tried everything you know but nothing works, that’s the time to quit. Like when solving an algebra problem, a statistics, calculus problem. When you are alone taking an exam and you already tried your best, but still nothing’s working, that’s the time you throw in the towel.

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  4. When is it okay? I’d have to say in a relationship. If it’s a bad one (obviously if it’s abusive, either mental or physical, but also if you’re just not compatible), it does no good to stick it out. Life’s too short to be miserable and to make everyone around you miserable. You have to think of your physical, emotional, and financial well-being and not care if you’re branded a quitter. If it sucks, pull the plug.

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  5. Quit when your heart tells you it is time. It’s not a defeat. In fact, you’ll so realize you did yourself a favor. In the end you won because you found happiness and inner peace. I know cause I experienced them on more than one occassion. No regrets, onlt bliss.

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  6. I always say when the season finishes / when the year is over. That was to the kids but I stayed in a marriage for 28 years and I really should have quit. I in fact stayed way past knock off time if it were a job and I got no extra rewards for this at all. Now I expect a tough email to wordpress.org I recently read all of that blurb etc! If it isn’t in the fine print then it is their problem and you have not made a mistake but an un-informed decision that’s all and it hurts! Decision making is taxing! Even little ones like blogging etc. It is your love and your love is being held from you! Quite unfair and cruel I think of them! EMAIL them IN CAPITALS! Hope it is fixed for you / If it is happening to you then I guarantee its happening to others as well!

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  7. When is it ok to quit something? Nice vague, broad question. Most people view those who quit as losers, failures, and quitters. The first things that came to my mind when I read this was: A) The something could be a negative thing or a positive thing. B) What were the factors that led the person to quit?
    Now, if the “something” is negative, causing problems, or unhealthy, then of course I would think it would be okay for that person to quit. For example, the typical “negative” things that I consider alright to quit include: smoking, abusing alcohol or drugs, an unhealthy relationship, and an unwanted and hated job. I am sure there are other examples out there… but for right now, these will due.
    Some people quit things they can no longer handle due to many reasons. For example, I am taking classes on-line. Yes, there has been several times where I just want to throw in the white towel and quit, but I trudge on. The reasons I feel like quitting are usually due to feeling overwhelmed, falling behind, and thinking about the OUTRAGEOUS amount of money I am spending to attend this university. Due to support from my family and friends, straightening out my thoughts, and reviewing my goals, I am still in classes.
    So, when is it ok to quit something? I think this is a very personal and situational question. The pros and cons should be reviewed. Hopefully, there is a support system available to give advice towards this decision. Regardless, there usually are reasons for quitting something. MOST people do not enjoy being called a quitter or a failure. If it is pertaining to something harmful and negative, I believe the sooner one quits, the better. In those cases, they are considered winners, strong, brave, and survivors. Basically, quitting something is not always a bad thing.

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    1. I did the online route, so I understand your feelings about quitting. Glad you have support from your family to encourage you to stay on the path to your goals. It WILL be worth it. The sense of accomplishment will be a great reward too. Promise.

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  8. Goal is a dream whenever it is impossible to achive there no complicated just still go on and move on life is short and i think there is no hope in negative thinking, I always keep on my mind in this world i`m not alone.

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  9. It is advisable to give something up when it is no longer beneficial or enjoyable or when it is bad for our well-being.

    By “some cultures frown on it” I presume you mean apostasy? Yes, leaving the religion of one’s parents may bring shame on the family but to those of us shed those shackles it is a liberation.

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  10. There are times when it is necessary to quite on something. When you find the situation you are in is only going to hurt you if you stay in it then by all means get out of it. If you are working on a project that doesn’t seem to be working, you have to ask yourself why. If you have given it your best and it isn’t working then give it up and move on to the next one. You might at some point come back to the project with a fresh prostective and figure out what was going wrong. It could be something that just didn’t work in the first place.

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  11. It’s okay to quit an abusive situation. Quit smoking, drinking, drugs. Quit that coward that treats you like a personal punching bag. It’s not really quitting; it’s saving your life.

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  12. Its depends on the way you read this question. Generally we never quit in our endeavors no matter how many deterrents appear along the way how ever as pointed out earlier in a few comments we must know when to quit smoking or alcoholism or any such vice before they get the better of us. 🙂

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  13. it is okay to quit on something when you are no longer happy, you are no longer enjoying the things you used to enjoy, when you are no longer productive and when you know you have a “heavy shoulder”….

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