Quitting For Winners

We have an ethos in America that quitting is bad. Quitting is weak. Quitting is for losers. We preach…

“One step at a time.”

“Life is not a sprint.”

“Keep grinding.”

Grit, Grind, and Persistence are critical for achievement and success.

But…there’s also a time to quit and for good reasons. Listen in as Dr. Matt Morris, LPC, LMFT, and Erik Garcia, CFP® discuss why winners sometimes quit.

Episode Highlights:

  • Erik & Matt discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (0:53)
  • Matt & Erik discuss the idea of quitting in general. (5:09)
  • Matt mentions that the quitter should not be shamed. (9:04)
  • Matt discusses the mentality of the word don’t quit. (10:32)
  • Matt explains that sometimes people must give up something in order to pursue something better. (14:17)
  • Matt mentions that people sometimes quit something that is now inconsistent with their values. (17:04)
  • Matt discusses how people may stop something because it is counterproductive to their preferred quality of life. (19:54)
  • Erik defines the term “return of investment”. (21:11)
  • Matt mentions that another good reason to quit is when what you’re doing is harmful. (23:16)
  • Matt gives an example of a good reason for a marathon runner to abandon the race. (24:32)
  • Matt explains that there are occasions when it’s a wise choice to end a partnership. (26:50)
  • Matt and Erik talk about the pros and cons of divorce. (30:10)
  • Erik believes that there is a time to get away to gain clarity in order to figure out what is going on and what the next step should be. (36:24)
  • Matt mentions that relationships are naturally difficult. (39:14)
  • Matt explains that relationships do not begin as harmful or abusive. (44:24)
  • Matt and Erik talk about their decision to quit the podcast. (47:04)

Key Quotes:

  • “There is a really good time and reason to quit. And we shouldn’t shame the quitter. Sometimes it’s good to quit.” – Dr. Matt Morris, LPC, LMFT
  • “People choose different paths, and we can respect both positions, we can support both positions and both positions can be healthy at different times for different people for different reasons. There is a time to quit, and there are clear benefits to quitting.” – Dr. Matt Morris, LPC, LMFT
  • “There are things that you’re doing that are inconsistent with that value of freedom of your own time, if that makes sense. So it’s almost like a rediscovery of your values and realigning behaviors with those values.” – Erik Garcia, CFP®

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