I’d like to think that I’ve been fairly successful throughout my life. I have a loving girlfriend, a stable job, a lot of money saved and I’m continuing my education onto the doctoral level. All of that gloating for me to say, I’ve also quit a lot of different things in my life. But I think that’s a good thing, here’s why.
If there’s an equalizer in this world, it’s that everyone has the same amount of time. As successful as Elon Musk his, one of things we have in common is the fact that we both only have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. There’s simply no changing that. By quitting a thing or two you’ll likely start to find a lot more time throughout your day. I know quitting several things later in life allowed me to focus on things that I deemed more important. Even if some of these things I only really put on hiatus for awhile. It’s important to add a little bit of planning to your life, if quitting something for a few years so that you can finish your educational path, I think that’s a good move. Figure out what is most important to you and what either adds no value or that you can work on later in life once you complete something.
Most humans are creatures of habit. Meaning if you grew up doing something, you’ll likely carry that with you the rest of your life, whether that’s being an avid reader or playing the violin. Our youth has a defining presence on our lives. That being said, not everything that brought you value as a child will bring value to you as an adult. Whether that means you’re no longer interested in playing an instrument or not interested in video games anymore, being able to walk away from things that you simply don’t place a high value on can lead to a vastly more fulfilling way of life. Look for things that you don’t enjoy anymore and be prepared to really ask yourself whether or not they add value to your life.
I try to treat a lot of my decisions in life as small little experiments. Whether that’s decisions that affect my health like exercise regiments or diet changes or maybe something smaller like subscribing to an online learning platform to learn how to code. I like learning new things but I’m also willing to put things down when I…