Ever been really bored of something? Ever really want to quit something?
“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” ― Mo Willems.
I’m not talking about turning off that show on Netflix that’s boring. I’m talking about making tough decisions about something that either at one time felt right to you or you once believed was the right path to take.
You’re allowed to leave any place you don’t feel comfortable in. You’re allowed to leave any place you don’t love yourself in.
I believe in following through with things. I like to make sure I’m always finishing everything that I begin. It’s hard for me to quit things mid-way even if I realize that something is no longer beneficial to me.
It could be something as small as a video course that I realize isn’t helping me in the way I thought it would, or something as big as leaving a job that has become detrimental to me or my health, emotional or physical.
But I’ve realized the second I realize something has stopped being what I need, it’s okay to say no to it. It’s okay to find something else. It’s perfectly okay to leave and quit.
If something is dimming your light instead of making you shine brighter you’re allowed to pack your stuff, move on, and start over.
Your life should be defined by you. You’re allowed to redefine the meaning of your life when you need to.
If you need to say no to someone that at one point in your life was good for you, but has since become toxic, than do it. You’re allowed to let toxic people go. You pick the kind of energy you want and need in your life.
If you need to quit your job and move on to something that makes you excited to wake up every morning. Do it.
If you need to quit something because you’ve realized you’re settling for less than your best, its okay to walk away.
Quitting or saying no is not the same as giving up. I’m not telling you to give up on your dreams because the journey gets tough, I’m just saying when you realize something isn’t right or doesn’t fulfill you, you’re allowed to do the best thing for yourself.
It all comes down to being brutally honest with yourself. When you’re looking back on your life are you going to love the decisions you made, or is your past going to be full of regretful discontent?
The times when you say that one syllable word no, will be the times that shape your life.