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Do winners Quit & Should quitting be viewed as a sign of weakness in business?

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Should quitting be viewed as a sign of weakness in business?
An opinion by Safaraz Ali

Winners never quit, quitters never win? Actually, they do
Quitting is often seen as a weak trait; quitters are people who can’t handle it, who can’t be bothered, who simply don’t care. But often people who do quit do it because they understand when it’s the right moment to walk away from something. Winners know when and how to quit. If something isn’t going well, persisting at it isn’t the answer. Willpower and wishful thinking don’t get you what you want, but reassessing and trying again might. This isn’t weak; it’s good business sense, and will save you time and money in the long run.
Safaraz Ali



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Do winners Quit & Should quitting be viewed as a sign of weakness in business?

  1. 1. Do winners quit?
  2. 2. How often do you do something because others think that it is ‘the right thing to do’? Probably more often than you realise.
  3. 3. There is a misconception about the benefits of ‘maintaining the status quo’ in the business world. This generally refers to taking action, without even questioning it.
  4. 4. We often worry about the opinions of outsiders, and this can result in us disregarding our own beliefs. I have come across people who have remained in jobs that provide them with zero satisfaction. This is simply because they are afraid of how they will be judged, if they walk away.
  5. 5. In my opinion, we should never do anything without our heart’s desire - both in our personal and professional lives
  6. 6. If we do not truly believe or understand the purpose behind a concept, then how can we expect ourselves to feel passionate about it? How does this enable us to become successful?
  7. 7. Advice is useful, but it should not be the ‘be-all and end-all’ to our decisions. What is most important is knowing and understanding ourselves, rather than succumbing into what others may think.
  8. 8. Quitting takes courage, and sometimes, it is better to follow those gut feelings and take the plunge.
  9. 9. ‘Winners never quit, quitters never win?’ Actually, they do.
  10. 10. Quitters are often seen as: • weak • people who can’t handle it • people who can’t be bothered • people who simply don’t care.
  11. 11. But often people who do quit do it because they understand when it’s the right moment to walk away from something.
  12. 12. Winners know when and how to quit. If something isn’t going well, persisting at it isn’t the answer. Willpower and wishful thinking won’t get you what you want, but reassessing and trying again might. This isn’t weak; it’s good business sense, and will save you time and money in the long run.
  13. 13. So when should you quit?
  14. 14. We’re faced with many situations in life where we have to quickly decide to quit or stick. Here are a few examples of situations where I think quitting is the only option:
  15. 15. No career advancement If you’ve been in the same role for a long time and know you could be doing much more with your skills, it’s time to quit and look for a more valuable and rewarding role.
  16. 16. Lack of passion If you have no passion for the job you’re in or the business you run, it’s time to walk away. You’ll never succeed trying to nurture something you no longer care about.
  17. 17. Serious money issues If your business is consistently failing to make ends meet, then it’s sadly time to look at calling it quits, or at least considering a Plan B.
  18. 18. It’s my view that winners do quit – from the right things at the right times.
  19. 19. @SafarazAli Safaraz Ali I advise people to have faith in their own judgment, and although I encourage taking advice – it should never be the be all and end all and you should put more value on your own beliefs and views rather than what others think. I am keen to hear about your experiences of following your heart, rather than the ‘voice of reason’ in your head.

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