Have you ever gotten to the point where all the effort you are putting into something or someone just doesn’t seem worth it anymore? Do you feel like no matter what you’re doing… you’re still not making any progress and you’re just tired? Are you to the point where you just don’t care because no one else seems to?
If you are at that point and ready to throw in the towel, don’t. At least not until you have given yourself some time to get to a better place, a fresh perspective. Every effort you make teaches you something about what works and what doesn’t. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to develop the best relationship with your partner or create the latest gadget that will revolutionize life as we know it… You are smarter than you were before and that is a big deal all by itself!
Please… don’t give up unless you are absolutely sure that it is the right thing for you to do. Don’t give up because you’re feeling worn down and exhausted. Instead try these Simple Steps to renew you and your motivation:
- Stop all effort to move forward. If you’re spinning your wheels you’re not getting anywhere anyhow…
- Take a snapshot of where you are at this given moment. Compare that to where you were when you started. Appreciate how far you’ve come.
- Walk away. Take a day or even a week to focus on extreme self care. Leave it behind. Don’t work on it… the relationship or the project. Just let it and you “be.”
- After you’ve taken the time to refresh yourself then take a new look at the snapshot comparison that you did before. Decide what needs to happen in order for you to continue and whether the end result is worth it.
- If you decide that you’re not as committed to the person or the project then let go. Acknowledge that you are further ahead in knowing what you want than you were before and celebrate that success.
- If you decide that you will persist… take the time to adapt your plan to introduce new steps that use what you’ve learned to your advantage.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving up. Just respect yourself enough to make the decision with a clear mind and an open heart.