#MotivationMonday

~ from 17.Mrz. by Claudia ~ tagged to ~ 4 comments already.

Since this blog is about quitting and finding a meaning behind it and to deal with a quitting habit (and with life in general), I want to stress here that quitting is not only a bad thing.

Basically I want to say it to myself over and over again, so I don’t beat myself up and learn find a positive outlook on things I do and things I don’t do. So, on Mondays I want to share thoughts, quotes and points of view which all deal with „quitting“ from all angles possible. I really liked this quote below, taken from a book, as it perfectly states the situation I’m in at the moment. For me it’s all about finding strength and focus on important things.

„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, Impossible Is Stupid)

Quit-O-Meter: 1 out of 5 quinces

What do you think? Did you quit something in order to bring your attention to something more important? Did you read the book by Osayi Osar-Emokpae and is it worth reading?

4 Comments »

  1. Eno — 17. März 2014 @ 22:02

    Oh well, it actually seems to differ from every quitting to the next. I would think the most common way is to fade out over time – often you start quitting things slowly and some day just forget about it. The actual, active way of quitting can be quite a beauty, as the quote above states nicely. Sometimes it’s the hard part to actually get your head around to quitting something you might just be fearful to lo(o)se, as it could mean you risk something by changing your life.
    Quitting is manifold, and thanks for your thoughts here ;).

  2. Claudia — 19. März 2014 @ 12:26

    Yes! I’ve just realised that there are at least two kinds of „quitting“, positive and negative. But, in general, I do think that quitting has a bad reputation and I want, at least for myself, to also see the good side of it. Thanks Eno! Claudia Xx

  3. kristin — 18. März 2014 @ 0:20

    I think quitting is all about change and that’s how we grow and learn. We have to quit some things to make room for the new. This happens with friends, jobs and careers. By the time you get to my age you’ve quit too many things to remember and there are no regrets – especially with men!

  4. Claudia — 19. März 2014 @ 12:28

    Definitely, Kristin. The learning aspect of quitting is, whether you quit because you can’t or quit in order to start something new, so important! Either way you learn and this is a good thing. Claudia Xx

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