Life kind of sucks when you don’t know when to quit. You end up in a soul-sucking churn cycle that eats you alive. I think I’m uniquely qualified in matters related to soul-sucking churn. I was a lawyer once after all.
But life sucks even more for habitual quitters. Because nobody is more repellent than the person who always lets herself off the hook. People start to take your measure and doors will close in your face. Who wants to be around a flake? Who wants to hire one?
The challenge is in finding a balance. If you walk through the door and there’s a tiger on the other side, you obviously chose wrong; back out slowly. Nobody can fault you for that.
Usually though it’s not so black and white. Sometimes the wall that springs up in your path is exactly what you need to grow. If you back down from it, it’s just going to spring up later. You can’t run from yourself. Take it from me.
All CrossFitters can relate to this. Who hasn’t wanted to quit a workout or maybe not even show up? How about you? How do you deal with the impulse to quit? How do you cope when all you want to do is let yourself off the hook?