In this short TED Talk, Dr Rachel Horner shares a personal experience of quitting. She highlights the often overlooked positives that come from doing so.
Quitting is commonly thought of, and talked about, with negative connotations. It’s thought of as laziness, being unsuccessful or under achievement. But the reality is everyone quits. And on a regular basis.
The positive side of this though, is that by quitting, you actually gain back the time and energy devoted to dead end activities. Those things that are unlikely to ever go anywhere anyway.
The 3 steps
- Identify worthwhile goals and really understand the why – why they are important to you and your life
- Quit early…often before you even start – taking too long to quit gets us into a space of overwhelm
- Have a pragmatic approach to success by acknowledging failures – always assess and improve to build on past experiences
Quitting can be extremely powerful. And can help you be extraordinary in the goals that are worthwhile.
Watch the full 7-minute TED Talk to hear the 3 steps direct from Dr. Rachael Horner.
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