It’s common that people talk about how to keep going in whatever endeavour – but, it’s not often that we talk about when to stop, When to turn back, and when to dust of your shoes and try something else.
Here are a few signs that what you’re doing may not be for you.
When the cons outweigh the pros
- This is the biggest sign. If something becomes unnecessarily taxing on all fronts, it may just be time to quit it. The wider perspective is that there may be something which aligns much more with your needs and wants. When the cons outweigh the pros, you may be in for a lot of unnecessary inconveniences and it may not be worth it.
When it’s no longer a priority
- If what you’re doing is not a priority, it may be necessary to have a look again at how important it really is. It may be taking up more time than it should – stunting tasks of greater importance.
When you are no longer enjoying yourself
- It’s very important that you enjoy what you do. If you don’t enjoy it, this could affect both your productivity and motivation. Also, long term, because you don’t enjoy it, is it really in line with your purpose in life? If you are no longer enjoying yourself it may be time to throw in the towel.
When you are taking on too much
- It’s possible. The endeavour you have chosen to take on may not be practical for you given what else is on your schedule. If you feel excessively tired and exhausted, it may be time to re-think whether what you’re doing is the cause. Don’t be afraid to ‘kick back’ a little bit for your own sanity.
When it’s no longer serving it’s purpose
- This one’s a no brainer. If what you’re doing is no longer doing what it’s intended to do, and there’s no workaround, then it may be time to pack up your bags and jump ship.
I hope these signs help you to save time and energy, so that you have the time and energy to do what you’re truly born to do.