I will admit it; I have quit at many things over my lifetime. I’m not done, either. I am a quitter.
I quit playing Horse with my son the day he could dunk. That was just no fun anymore, well, it was for him.
I quit in relationships. When I felt I was having the life sucked out of me, I quit.
I quit jobs when I outgrew them.
I quit taking myself for granted or putting myself on the bottom of the list.
I quit trying to live up to other’s expectations.
I quit ignoring the little things around me.
I quit beating myself up with my failures.
I quit; over and over again, I quit. This has led to a much healthier and happier life.
I am proud to say I am a quitter.
My son and I found other interests that we could enjoy together and continued to have great family time.
I was able to allow people who brought value into my life and have healthier relationships.
I learned new skills, grew in my abilities and increased my ability to add value to my clients.
I learned how to say no, take time for myself and grow stronger emotionally, mentally and physically.
I set my own expectations and learned to appreciate the uniqueness of myself.
I learned gratitude for all of the blessings, large and small in my life and the blessings increased and expanded.
I learned that each failure was actually a lesson; an opportunity for growth.
We have such negative associations with words, isn’t it time that we break those rules? Stop looking at seemingly negative events and actions as life-ending, catastrophic measures. Perhaps if we could just change our perspective just a bit we could see that these events and actions are actually positive.
I quit on the things that no longer served me, that held me back from being able to be the best person, friend, mother and professional that I could be. Those are the things that I quit.
So yes, I am a quitter, and I am a better person for it.
Lisa K McDonald, CPRW
Career Coach & Brand Strategist
Certified Professional Resume Writer