I’ll admit it – I’m a quitter.
If I pour my heart and soul into something, and it still isn’t working, I quit.
I do not, however give up.
And I think there is a big difference between the two.
Giving up is what you do when something gets hard. You still want it, but you just don’t have the strength, the gumption, the whatever-you-want-to-call-it to keep going. There is only one thing that I’ve ever given up on, and while it turned out for the best, it still bugs me that I gave up.
Quitting is what you do when you know something isn’t right. You have given it everything you’ve got, and your gut is still screaming at you that you are on the wrong path.
Giving up is acquiescing. It’s admitting that you can’t go on, but you really wish you could.
Quitting is putting on your big girl panties and doing what is best for you, even if it doesn’t seem like the logical choice.
So, what do you think? Is quitting acceptable? Or am I way off…