July 25, 2018

When You Feel Like Quitting

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: 07.25.18

Words of Wisdom

Have you ever been in the middle of a project or something you finally started that has been on your goal list forever and for whatever reason it’s just not going as you had hoped so you’re this close to throwing in the towel and giving up?

Of course you have. We all have.

Goal setting is important and keeping a list of big dreams and things you really want to accomplish is something I, personally, think everyone might benefit from.

It’s so exciting when you get the courage / strength / motivation / inspiration to finally tackle said goal! The first step is just starting and it’s an incredible feeling when that first step is taken.

Big goals and tasks can often mean they are more challenging than your everyday task, right? Because if it was just like a regular everyday item on the to do list, it might already be done.

So given the more “difficult” nature of the goal it can sometimes lend itself to one getting discouraged or a bit less motivated. And that’s totally normal and nothing to be alarmed by.

However, it can also lead to wanting to give up. And if you’ve been in that place before, again, you’re not alone. At all.


When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.


But the moment you feel even a ting of wanting to give up, remind yourself of that lofty goal list you have. Remind yourself why you started. Remind yourself that the tough things in life are the ones worth fighting for and working for that much more.

Granted, as with many things, it might be easier said than done, but you have to remember the why. Always go back to the why. Because that why was your motivating factor at one point and sometimes all it takes is a gentle reminder to yourself.

And think about how amazing you’ll feel once you’ve completed the task at hand or once you’ve accomplished your goal or once you got to whatever it is you’re trying to get to.

If you, at any point, wanted to quit, stick with it; it’ll make you feel that much more accomplished.

And don’t forget to go easy on yourself. Be kind to yourself. And continue to think about why you’re doing what you’re doing.

And don’t forget to celebrate when you do reach your goal. You deserve it!

One more thing

Don’t forget – you can download a free printable of this quote here. Have a great day!

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