In praise of the strategic retreat

You do need to learn how to deal with adversity, of course. And one of the best ways to deal with it is to quit… If you’re going to change your life, if you’re going to try something else, you have to be ready to quit whatever it was you were doing before that something else showed up..It’s true that there are some things you really can’t quit. Many people are stuck in crappy jobs they would desperately love to leave, but they have to keep grinding along because they don’t have any other options…Quitting in itself isn’t necessarily a virtue. But neither is stick-to-it-iveness. Giving up something you love because you’ve hit a bump is a bad idea, but so is keeping a death grip on your own unhappiness. [link]

 

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