What To Do When You Feel Like Quitting
Life has a way of taking over as we’re busy making plans. We think we have it all figured out. And then there are moments when we don’t know what’s going on. We’ve all felt like this. We’ve all thought about quitting at some point or another. Today we’re going to talk about strategies to lift you out of this funk. This post is inspired by a reader of our in San Fransisco who has had some up and downs with their business and was looking for a way to stay the course.
3 Things To Do When You Feel Like Quitting
You heard what you heard. Sometimes the best medicine is to walk away. Sometimes you feel like quitting because it’s just too damn much and your mind and body are trying to give you a heads up before you burn yourself out. That’s the catch. I don’t believe in quitting, I believe in walking away. Giving it some time to recharge and coming back stronger than before. Sometimes all you need is a fifteen-minute break to see the whole picture and understand what your next move is. Give yourself those breaks.
2. Know When It’s Ready
A huge chunk of my life I strived for perfection. I wouldn’t share a project until it was 120% perfect. I never missed a deadline, but I put a lot of stress on projects. I realized at one point being 100% done was perfect. Sometimes you need to look at your project and realize it’s good enough. It really it is. There’s an old saying if you get something perfect before a launch, then you’re too late. You need to be okay with getting a project good enough and setting it free. Now I’m not saying turn in crappy work. I’m saying don’t push for the fantasy version when 100% is all that’s needed to launch. You can always come back and tweak it to get that extra 20%.
3. Enjoy The Challenge(s)
A lot of people get turned off when uncomfortable situations come across their desk. Stress isn’t easy for most people. When you feel like giving up I want to challenge you to find the positive in the situation. Ask, “Why am I feeling like this?” Ask, “What can I learn from this?” Look for at least one point for you to grow. It can’t be all bad. I know it’s hard to hear that and accept that when you’re deep in BS but it’s the truth. In every situation, there is a silver lining. Find yours and learn from it.
PS. If you’re feeling like quitting maybe it’s time to ask yourself how you got to that situation and if there were anything you could do differently to get out of that funk. Not to sell you here, but we often chat with clients who do their own marketing, run a team, a business, have a family, lives it’s a lot. It’s easy when you feel overwhelmed to want to quit. In situations like this see if you can get an outside perspective to look at what’s going on. Nothing wrong with asking for help folks. Were you a prospect in this situation knocking on our door we would do a marketing audit to see how we could help you. To learn more about what we can do for you look around www.Treehouse51.com