If there was ever a sure-fire formula to feeling shitty about yourself, it would be starting something good – working towards your goals – and then quitting.
Nobody wants to be a quitter.
I’m not talking about people who smoke or do drugs or other terrible vices that nobody should do – I’m talking about the things in life that make life worth living. Things that make life vibrant and awesome.
Quitting is worse than never starting because of a few things:
- You’ve had a taste of success and fulfillment from doing the thing, and now all you taste is the ash in your mouth from giving up.
- People who have seen you doing the thing will now see you as a failure or a quitter – it’s not just self-image. It’s social image, too, even though I believe that social image shouldn’t matter for most things.
- It eats away at your mind as something you should pick up again, but –
- you don’t, because that would be admitting that you never should’ve quit, and you’ve lost all that time on it already anyway, so why even bother?
I quit this blog after three posts in 2017.