Should You Quit Or Commit? 2 Ways To Find The Answer

Let’s talk for a minute about what it takes to accomplish something important.

Like…

Writing and selling a book. Starting and running a profitable business. Reaching your ideal weight, and staying there. Working your buns off to create lasting social change.

You know. Bringing any seemingly out-there or even “impossible” creative idea into physical reality.

Most of us start new endeavors with total optimism. We’re either super confident. “I soo got this.” Or at least, enthusiastic and hopeful. “I think this could really work!”

But during any project, there comes a point when the proverbial shiz hits the fan.

Plans go haywire. You get sick or creatively blocked. Key players disappear, have accidents or meltdowns. Technology decides not to work. In other words, you get slapped hard by Murphy’s law.

Your feelings will guide you if you have the courage to tap into them and listen. Click To Tweet

It’s usually around this point when the thought of giving up crosses our minds. We wonder…

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Follow-Through Habits For Serial Quitters

When I first read today’s question, my heart melted.

Knowing a 16 year-old boy was struggling with something nearly all of us face got me super fired up to help. Plus, knowing creative kids are fans of the show got me a little misty eyed too.

So let me ask…

Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start?

Creative success means balancing your love of starting things with a habit of finishing them. Click To Tweet

Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but — after the initial excitement wanes — you struggle to follow through? If you’re creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes.

Being multipassionate can be an energizing gift, but it can also crush your confidence if you’re not able to push your projects through to completion.

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Burnt Out vs. Time for a Change

Imagine this . . .

You love what you do and you’re successful at it: making money, great clients, great team, etc. For years, you’ve worked your buns off to make this dream come to life.

But here’s the problem.

Something’s changed. You don’t feel excited about what you do anymore.

Most days, you feel kind of down and lost. And the truth is that you’ve been feeling this way for longer than you care to admit!

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar. -Helen Keller Click To Tweet

So what do you do?

And how can you tell the difference between normal burnout vs. a sign that it’s time for a big change in your career?

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