Sometimes you need to call it quits. I believe in excellence and continuous improvement — you do your best and then do a little better. However, there comes a time where it is okay to call it quits on something. I am a freelance writer for Copy Press. Take the word writer in loose terms please, seriously no disrespect to seasoned copywriters. I started writing with the company to improve my writing.
I hate writing car pieces. I thought if I could write car blogs successfully, the stretch would improve my writing. It did. However, is the investment too high for the return?
When you Need to Call It Quits
My purpose in life is not writing. It does not mean that it is not serving my purpose — it does. It allows me to tell my soul’s stories. Still, I spent two days on car articles that hindered progress on the projects directly related to my purpose. That’s when it’s time to call it quits.
Ego will Hinder Purpose if you let It.
When I read the feedback from my blog, my heart sank. I am a gal that thinks about the person behind me that gets my work — in this case; it is the copyeditor. I apologized to her for the quality — she insisted the articles were pretty good. Over ten corrections on a 500-word blog? I think not.
Yes, I felt like I failed and yes, I know I am not a failure. And I no problem with sticking to something — quitting goes against who I am. However, purpose said, “Don’t forget about me” and I won’t.
My Morning Gratitude
I thank God I am grounded in my purpose because it keeps my ego in check. I’ll continue to write for Copy Press, individuals, and small business in moderation. It is good practice, and it supports my purpose. All the same, topics like cars, engineering, etc. is off the table.
Gratitude helps me measure how much I am honoring my purpose. If I notice there are no purpose-related tasks completed two days in a row, I adjust my priorities and focus.
Does this sound ridiculous to you, try it. Since sharing my morning gratitude consistently, it has enhanced my awareness, my appreciation, and my blessings. So, do it. Write your gratitude every day. You don’t have to share it; just write (fancy blog posts not necessary). When you are ready, share your experience and inspire someone else to join the movement.
Remember, there are blessings in failures and sometimes it is okay to quit. Virtuous deeds bring blessings. Gratitude adjusts your attitude and produces even more blessings.