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Alex Hanse

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Do we judge quitters too harshly?

I have quit many things in my life. Bad Relationships, jobs that were not going anywhere, and even quit my walk of going into physical therapy school when I found my passion for music and the arts.

How can we make quitting more rewarding and not attack people for not wanting to stay stuck where they are?

What are the pros to quitting?

Does the quote: Winners never quit and Quitters never win really accurate?

Topics: Seth Godin
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  • Sep 13 2013: There are distinctions here. When most people think of "quitting" it is because of a problem involving the lack of will or other form of moral weakness. The other aspect is that sometimes we do not see the entire picture of a situation or we just misapprehend what is going on. Success in this case involves reframing our approach to the problem or acquiring a better understanding of what is going on.

    So the real question here is one of knowing whether or not we're throwing good effort down a black hole or if we are quitting out of lack of courage. How can we tell? What questions can we ask and what tools are at our disposal to help in making these types of decisions?

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