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When You Want To Quit

When you want to quit, here are two reactions that might come your way.

#1  There are people that tell you they just want you to be happy, and that they’ll support you no matter what you decide.

#2  There are people that tell you it’s more meaningful than what you’ve minimized it to be, that it’s not always about being happy in the moment, and that you shouldn’t quit.

When you’re really hurting and really wanting to quit, #1s keep you breathing.  When you’re being a bit of a baby, #1s comfort you.  When you’re really hurting and wanting to quit and when you’re being a bit of a baby, #2s are anywhere from difficult to extremely difficult to listen to.

When you no longer want to quit, you realize that #2s were telling the truth.

When you no longer want to quit, you have the conviction to look into the eyes of someone who wants to quit and be a #2.

When you quit, #1s keep you afloat.

When you quit, #2s may or may not become a subtle whisper of disappointment in your head.

Depending on the plot of your story, #1s and #2s will be incredibly significant at particular moments in time.


Is this true for you?  Tell me about a time a #1 or #2 made a significant impact on your story?

  • david
    Posted at 17:31h, 19 September Reply

    interesting reflection
    I think we need both in our lives for the reasons you mentioned and I’ve experienced both
    Maybe you can develop this into a short article

    • Rosanna Tomiuk
      Posted at 10:49h, 20 September Reply

      That would be fun… For who? I wanna write for a magazine, Dave!

  • david
    Posted at 12:15h, 20 September Reply

    I want to start an internet magazine, want to be a contributor – but you’ll have to contribute for free right now.

    • Rosanna
      Posted at 19:18h, 20 September Reply

      I’m in. Let’s do it!

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 18:42h, 20 September Reply

    Rosie why are you even thinking about quitting?You didn`t get this far by quitting or giving up.Your a winner and winners don`t quit

    • Rosanna
      Posted at 19:18h, 20 September Reply

      I am not thinking about quitting, Lindsay! Easy, buddy!

  • Anne-Laure
    Posted at 09:05h, 29 September Reply

    Hello, me too I thank you wanted to quit. Let’s talk french: j’ai déjà eu ces réflexions au sujet de quitter ou non quelque chose. Et je suis d’accord avec ce que tu dis. C’est surement pour cela

  • Anne-Laure
    Posted at 09:10h, 29 September Reply

    pardon, mauvaise manipulation… C’est parce que je ne parviens jamais au bout de ce que j’ai entrepris d’explorer que j’ai toujours du mal à quitter une activité: le ski, la musique, le water-polo, la natation, la lecture, les études… Pour moi, il y a toujours à apprendre et à se perfectionner. Seul le manque de temps pour m’investir (la famille) m’oblige à stopper certaines activités. Est-ce de la soif d’apprendre ou de l’hyperactivité? Sûrement un peu des deux.
    Grosses bises de France et de Toulouse. A bientôt, Anne-Laure.

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