A thought by Bob Goff, (2014-01-07) from his book with Barna Group, Multi-Careering: Do Work That Matters at Every Stage of Your Journey (Frames) (p. 36). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Bob says, “Don’t be surprised if you need to quit a couple of jobs to find the right career — expect it. Some of us have careers that, at one time, served us and our ambitions. But over time those ambitions have changed and we’ve outgrown the career. When a career is no longer helping to shape who you’re becoming, but is instead tying you to who you used to be, there’s a fix. Quit.”
Now does that make you a quitter? No it means you are growing and learning and becoming.
He continues, “I quit things all the time. To be precise, I quit something every Thursday. Each week I pick one thing in my life to send to the scrap heap and, on Thursday, out it goes. Sometimes what I quit is perfectly good stuff. I do this because the pattern in my life tends to always be full. I can’t squeak one more thing into my day. That’s not good for a guy like me who puts a high value on spontaneity. So every week when Thursday comes around again, I quit something. Maybe you should too.”
I quit one of my blogs a couple of months ago. It was what I needed to do. Now I didn’t quit writing, I just headed in another direction. There will be another day that I will again head in another direction. Blogging will change and I will too.
What is it that you have quit doing? I have heard that some people won’t use computers. That is very sad to me. I’ve heard of some people who will only read the King James Version of the Bible.
Now on November 9 Margaret and I will have been married for 40 years. I won’t quit that but I have quit many different things in our marriage to make it better. I use to never go into the kitchen. One of the great things I do now is to go to Whole Foods everyday and pick up what I need and have it cooked and ready for Margaret when she comes in from work. There many things that in our relationships we need to quit doing and some many things we need to start doing.
So what do you need to quit doing this week?