Why Quitting Is a Top Leadership Attribute

QUITTING IS GOOD! Sometimes… To create a thriving business and a great life, learn to master the Art of Abandonment.

That requires letting go of things that no longer serve you or work for you and your company. This could be a habit, behavior, process, goal, employee, relationship, job, or an activity and attitude. You know you have to abandon something that no longer serves you when you feel negativity, stress or resistance pushing against you, as you try to forge ahead to make something work or achieve a goal.

It’s difficult to abandon things because we get attached to the comfort of familiarity, even if it’s not working for us. Unfortunately, these things come with a heavy load to carry every day, which impacts your happiness, slows you down, and wastes time and energy.

COACHING CHALLENGE: Who or what will you give up today? List what (or who/relationships) you need to abandon or reinvent, by letting go of the things that no longer work, enhance or contribute to your life and self-growth, or generate desired results. Then, pick one thing a week to abandon.

The good news is, abandoning what no longer works makes the space for better things to show up and enables you to remove your blinders to create something extraordinary that will be aligned with your values, goals and priorities.

Take a look at this list and write down the things you can let go of that may be holding you down or causing stress.

When you let go of things, you create the space for greater things to show up in your life.

  1. Habit
  2. Relationship
  3. Attitude
  4. Goal
  5. Behavior
  6. Activity
  7. Process (sales, management, collaboration, technology, onboarding, daily routine/self-management, etc.)
  8. Environment (work, living space)
  9. Clutter. Things you think you’ll need one day but you never will. If you haven’t looked at it for a year, then abandon it!