Posted by: Judy | October 19, 2016

Better Late Than Never

Motivating Daily shared a quote I wish I’d learned and incorporated into my life a lot sooner.

Don’t settle. Don’t finish bad books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off.

Chris Brogan

I’ve finished far too many books I didn’t enjoy. I’ve eaten far too much food I didn’t like. I’ve followed far too many paths far too long before I allowed myself to “quit.”

Therein lay the problem: I didn’t want to be a quitter. I didn’t understand that sometimes quitting is simply making a different choice.

I’m not as pleased with my new computer as I was with my old. I know I can’t go back. The technology has changed too much. However, I traded out the new mouse I really didn’t like for my old mouse. The new technology doesn’t allow me to do as much with it, but it’s better than the brand new mouse. I prefer a trackball.

Perseverance is good and healthy. Finishing simply to say I finished is prideful. I’m learning to remind myself that I could be doing something better. There is only so much time in any given day. Once it’s gone, it never comes back. If I quit something that isn’t enriching me or someone else, I’m making a good and healthy choice.



  1. sometimes quitting is simply making a different choice – very powerful reframing tool, thanks

    • You’re welcome.

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