So when do you quit? I mean when do you know it is the right time to walk away from something or someone?
The question certainly has a different answer for different situations and circumstances. The answer would probably be different if we’re talking about giving up on someone you love versus a business venture that is failing.
For everyday ventures and business ventures, I usually go with a “three strikes and you’re out” approach. Maybe that comes from my love of baseball. But it seems to work well for me.
Examples of this would be when I wanted to rent a particular office, buy a piece of property, or starting a new business venture. I just figure if I encounter obstacles that stop me three times in a row – the universe is trying to tell me something.
I believe an essential element of success is knowing when you should fold your cards, and look for the next deal. Time after time I see people holding on to a bad plan, a business that’s not viable or a flawed concept – when they should have abandoned it.
Of course I often see people clinging to failed, dysfunctional relationships that block the highest good of both parties too.
So what have you been holding on to – that you should be releasing? Give that some serious thought and please share your thoughts below. And next post we’ll look at when you should never quit!
Here in the U.S., today is Memorial Day. So I hope you take time out to say a prayer for our troops in harm's way, and remember our Vets.