I quit.

Those were the words that came out of my mouth in April of 2015.

It was a nerve wrecking day.

On my 20 minute drive to work, I was listening to Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative Podcast with guest, Jeff Goins.

Jeff Goin’s book, The Art of Work, was just coming out and there was a lot of buzz about passion and purpose.

Listening to the podcast, I knew I should have quit long ago. But sometimes it’s much easier to settle than to dive into something that will be harder. More rewarding. Yes. But involve more time and energy on my end.

But sometimes it’s much easier to settle than to dive into something that will be harder. More rewarding. Yes. But involve more time and energy on my end.

More rewarding. Yes. But involve more time and energy on my end.

You see, running a business is never what I expected to do with my life.

Sure. I have an entrepreneurial streak.

I am great at marketing creative works like books and music and art. Hey, I can even market myself and tell others how to do it.

I can build relations and tribes online. I understand how to put myself into someone else’s shoes and view life from their perspective.

Here’s the thing, quitting is never what it seems. 

It’s exciting and bold and risky and scary.

There were moments when I wondered if I did the wrong thing.

I wondered if I should throw in the towel and go back to the way things were.

I wondered if I had done the right thing.

But when you quit, remember that you quit for a reason, and hold to that.

I quit settling for less.

I quit living a version of my life that was traditional and expected.

I quit doing what everyone else expected me to do.

I quit a lifestyle that was out of my control.

I quit getting up and going to do something that did not fulfill my passion and purpose.

Those were my reasons for quitting.

What are yours? And when you feel down and discouraged go back to that list.

Remember those feelings of euphoria and excitement that made you take the leap.

Quitting is for the brave, the risk takers, the trend settings.

Quitting is for people who want to create an unconventional lifestyle.

We have all quit from something in our lives and if you haven’t yet, isn’t it about time?

If you want real change in your life you have to quit something.

After all, the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

I don’t know about you but I’ve been there and done that.

It’s time to quit.

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