Are You A Quitter? I know I am. When the going gets tough the tough may get going but the niseylee usually gives up and moves on. From academics to relationships, I always assumed that I just was not cut out for the hard stuff.
I think it’s the commitment that sticking with it requires. For example, if you yourself have been hurt in a relationship or you’ve watched your parents engage in a combative and painful relationship- it would make you gun shy wouldn’t it? Definitely not apt to stay in a relationship long enough to get to the part where someone could actually hurt you.
In business, the chronic quitter does not stick around long enough to be placed in a position of authority and responsibility. Guess they are afraid they will “let someone down” or actually have to “show some results”.
So what’s a commitment phobic under achiever who craves success to do anyway? I’m glad you asked:
- Define what success means to you (lose weight, earn more, have happy healthy kids etc)
- Based on this definition, set some short term ( 1 -12 months) and long term (1-5 years) goals
- Accept responsibility for your past actions and their present consequences
- Live your life on purpose, nothing is accidental
Let’s face it quitters never win because they just don’t ever finish what they start. So are you a quitter?