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Why Knowing When to Quit Is the Best of All Strategies

In this episode, I discuss the significance of knowing when to quit vs. when to persevere. Quitting is crucial for your long-term personal development, and knowing when to leave can be the wisest choice you make, whether it’s a career that’s not satisfying you or a relationship that’s not suitable for you. Welcome to Momentum Friday!

Business leaders find it challenging to give up on a new app or product that is clearly failing after pouring millions of dollars down the drain. Governments that are engaged in a losing battle think that their next move will be the decisive one. We also continue in our lives in relationships or professions that no longer serve us.

Sometimes it’s essential to go through difficult experiences and learn how and when to fail to reach your full potential. So whether you’re struggling with learning a new skill or trying to make a difficult relationship work, learning when to persevere vs. knowing when to quit is a vital life lesson.

Knowing when to quit can be difficult, but it can also be the best decision for your personal growth, career, and relationships.

Sometimes you must quit your current path to focus your time and energy on plotting a new and better one.

John R. Miles

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What I Discuss In This Episode About Knowing When to Quit

In this Momentum Friday episode, I’ll explain why perseverance is a good trait. I will then discuss the human tendency to persevere for too long and teach you when and how to correctly quit a path that no longer serves you. I will begin with the story of an unfortunate tragedy on Mount Everest, which might have been avoided if the involved climbers had simply known the right time to quit.

  • Why sometimes you must quit and its importance
  • Why quitting allows you to make better choices
  • Why knowing when to quit could have prevented the Mount Everest disaster.
  • Understanding when we should be gritty and stick through hard times
  • Learning why we persevere for too long
  • How do you know when to quit
  • Why you can never go too far in the wrong direction that you can’t quit.
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226 | How to Know When It Is Best to Quit | Passion Struck with John R. Miles
226 | How to Know When It Is Best to Quit | Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Questions For You And Your Friends Or Family Members To Discuss For Knowing When to Quit

  • Why is it important to learn when to be gritty vs. knowing when to quit?
  • Why do we persevere too long?
  • Why is it natural not to want to quit?
  • How did not knowing when to quit endanger the lives of the Mount Everest victims?
  • What are some signs it is time to quit
  • How will you apply today’s episode to your life?

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About John R. Miles

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. The show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most inspiring people to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

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