How to know when to quit
How do you know when to quit a project and start all over again? How do you know that there really isn’t anything more you can do and it’s time to call it a day? How do you know that you’ve explored every possible angle? How do you know that the project itself is a solid one, but it’s you having trouble pushing through the resistance?
How do you know when to quit? You never know for sure, but you can make an educated guess based on the facts available to you at the time. Facts, not emotions. Emotions tend to cloud your judgment and reduce your capability to make an informed decision.
If you think about quitting, you might want to think again. Most of us have a tendency to give up way too easily. At the first sign of resistance, we quit instead of push through. Be honest with yourself, are you quitting just because you’ve come across a problem you cannot solve? Try breaking it down into smaller problems, approach it from another angle, or ask for help.
We all have days when things aren’t going well. Don’t make a decision on such a day. Give it some time and your best effort. If you still don’t come out on the other end, try again. And again. And again. And then maybe it’s, but just maybe, it’s time to consider quitting and starting over.