We’ve all been taught to never quit. Never give up. Never throw in the towel. In fact, for some, giving up equates to failure. So, is there EVER a time when it’s OK to QUIT? The answer is simple, YES! When we are finding that our soul is becoming depleted, our passion dwindling and our heart is no longer invested, we not only have permission to quit, it’s imperative to our soul that we quit.
Staying in anything that no longer serves our highest good becomes unhealthy. There are times in our life when we must listen deep within and say “I QUIT”! Knowing when these times are among us may be difficult as we may feel uncertain, afraid or outright panicked.
Here are 3 key examples to know when it’s perfectly ok to say “I QUIT”!
Signs from the Universe.
The Universe will give us signs to show us that it’s time to pull away from a situation. We may start to see the symbols they created for us. It’s noticing these signs that will help us recognize that it’s time to “quit” and move on. For example, we give 110% to our employer. We are committed, loyal, and invested in the company’s overall success. Yet, we’ve been continuously denied a raise and our boss doesn’t give us an opportunity for advancement. We are finding it more and more difficult to have our ideas heard. Monday comes and we cringe when the alarms sounds off. We begin to feel defeated. This is a sign that it’s time to move on and find an opportunity that allows us to expand our wings and be appreciated for what we do have to offer.
Staying for the Wrong Reasons
We are no longer happy in our relationship. We may be staying in a relationship because we feel it’s the best we’re going to get, or that all relationships have its ups and downs or that we simply don’t want to be alone. These can all be legitimate reasons, but if we are feeling down and unhappy more than we are feeling loved and supported this is the time to move on. We’ve talked to our partner and expressed what we need from the relationship, yet they are being uncooperative or that they only try to compromise for a short period of time before the cycle repeats itself. This is the time to realize that you deserve a more fulfilling relationship. Choosing to love ourselves enough to leave rather than settling in an unhealthy or unhappy relationship is a wonderful reason to say “I QUIT”!
Fear of Failure
We want a career change. Knowing it’s OK to change our mind about what we want to do in life, but when you have a degree in a particular field and have been working in that industry for any length of time, you may feel that you can’t “start over” in a new career. We tell ourselves “it’s too much work” or “I am too old” or “what if I don’t succeed”? However, if we have a calling that keeps pulling us in a different direction, it’s time to listen to it. Knowing the universe will work it out for us is the first step. Giving ourselves the pink slip in our current career to pursue a path that we are passionate about is one of the best reasons to leave an old life behind.
Regardless of where we are in life, we are always allowed to make choices that are for our highest good. Knowing when to hold our boundaries and quit when it’s no longer in alignment with our soul is the best way to continuously grow and connect to our higher consciousness.
Finding peace in quitting is essential in our ability to move forward. Whether it’s signs and symbols from the Universe guiding us to an answer or realizing we are staying in a situation for the wrong reasons or simply a fear of failure, we can now let go, turn in our pink slip and “quit” for all of the right reasons!
COLBY IS A Spotlight writer for om times magazine.she is also a CERTIFIED MASTER SPIRITUAL TEACHER THRU THE LISA WILLIAMS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT (LWISSD). SHE TOURS THE COUNTRY TEACHING OTHERS HOW TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN PSYCHIC AND MEDIUM GIFTS. She is the author of the BEST-SELLING BOOK LEAP OF FAITH: HOW TO BUILD YOUR SPIRITUAL BUSINESS.