“It’s always too soon to quit.” – Norman Vincent Peale
At what point did Michael Jordan say he quits? Brad Pitt? Mahatma Ghandi? They didn’t. Quitting is making the decision not to finish what you set out to accomplish. When you make that decision, not only do you gain nothing but, in actuality, you lose the most valuable thing any of us have: time. In quitting something that you start, you have wasted the time you have invested in that goal (and likely the time someone else has invested in it too). So finish what you set out to do.
That was going to be the end but then I thought of the counterpoint “What if it just really isn’t working out? When should I quit?” Well, if you have thought about it enough ahead of time and you have the passion behind you, it will. So think long and hard when you commit to something. Go into it without an exit strategy and with a determination to succeed. Calculated goals, passion, and perseverance will allow anyone to succeed. Don’t believe me? Try it.