Don’t quit

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“I quit.”

Two words that have been popping up in my head about once a week for as long as I can remember.

When I got my disease arthritic rheumatism.

When I was too sick to walk up the stairs to get my kids from kindergarten.

When I had to move because of work.

When you seem to struggle with everything, when the weights aren’t coming up as easily, when you’re trying so hard but feel like getting nowhere.

Dead end jobs, uncontrolled emotions, relationships, behavior. We’ve all been there.

Things can get tough. The idea of just retreating within ourself can be tempting.

Years back, I thought of quitting everything. I had no connection with my higher self, no perspectives and no feeling of self-worth.

The life I wanted to build had started to feel like a far-fetched dream I could never turn into reality. At times, I just wanted to leave it all behind.

But the I realized:
“I’m on the bottom right now, I cannot go anywhere but up.”

I used the bottom to bounce back up again.

life doesn’t happen in linear ways. Life is a rollercoaster but somehow we stumble in the right direction.

I didn’t quit my life.

Instead, I quit toxic friends, bad habits and negative thinking.

Persistence is about imagining the light at the end of the tunnel when everything is pitch black. Sometimes it takes quitting what is holding you back to see it.

It’s okay to feel like you want to quit.

If you never feel like quitting, your life is too easy.