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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 14 2013: Perosnally, I think there are some things that need to be quit on - a job that you dont enjoy, a relationship that is causing you harm, or a habit that is worsening your way of life.

    As an athlete, I have heard this quote uttered from my parents, coach, teammates and managers and in relation to some things, i believe this to be 100% true. If i quit training every time i was tired and if i dropped the weights every time they got heavy, there is no possible way i could ever get better or even hope to succeed, however, if i made the decision to stick with a job that i hated, i could miss out on an opportunity to honestly and amazingly change my life.

    I think that you have to use your common sense in relation to what to "quit" on and what to stick with. Sometimes not relinquishing something that is long overdue is quitting on yourself, and there is nothing worse than believing you dont deserve better.

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