I am a Quitter
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Being a quitter is supposed to be a bad thing. I disagree. It depends on what you are quitting and whether it is good for you or not. I was giving up on my dreams just because it seemed unreachable now. That was a bad thing. I am quitting smoking after 37 years. That is a good thing.
Quitting on your dreams is never a good thing. Instead, you should look at how you might tweak them a little to make them work. I have always dreamed of owning a business some day. I thought it would be something my husband and I could do together. Now that his health is in question, I have to look at a slightly different picture. The place that was envisioned for him will have to change, but the dream itself does not have to die.
I am tired of being fat and out of breath. In order to change these things, exercise must become part of my routine. It is hard to become active when just walking across a room takes your breath away. I’m not that bad yet, but I will be if I don’t quit today. That is the only habit we did not change when my husband had his first heart attack two years ago. Now he has had to have a quadruple bypass. What a wake-up call.
I know I made the right “first” step when I joined SparkPeople. You are all so supportive and have great tips that will aid me greatly to succeed in whatever endeavor I pursue. This is one of those “never quit” things.
So, you see, being a quitter is not all bad. When circumstances demand it, heed the call.