Things are bad. Retirement savings have been slashed. Unemployment is up. The value of houses is down. No one is buying what’s being sold. The future is bleak. What’s a person to do?
Here’s the elephant in the office: People are quitting everywhere. They’re showing up for work paralyzed. They’re talking about their fears, all the things they disagree with, who’s to blame, and how they feel hopeless. It’s ugly – and little work is being done.
There are options. We recommend you tell them to quit.
STOMP THE ELEPHANT
Do you know someone who is stressed and miserable? Encourage them to quit.
Tell them to,
- Quit feeling sorry for yourself. Quit giving up your emotional control to a bunch of numbers generated by Wall Street. Quit trying to figure out who to blame. Quit perpetuating you fears by re-exploring them each time you see your friends. Quit thinking you’re the only one who is right. Quit thinking you’re always wrong. Quit replaying old, worn-out tapes of the would’ves, should’ves and could’ves. Quit pretending you’re somebody you’re not. Quit getting angry at others who reveal who you are. Quit putting everyone you disagree with in a box. Quit discriminating against things you don’t understand. Quit bringing the poison of your day home for your family to taste. Quit looking at the flaws in the details that make up your life.
- (Most of all, quit quitting.)
- And if you’re serious about quitting, stop focusing on what you intend to quit and spend your time thinking about what you want.
Today, stop and consider: What do you want? What’s important to you? Why is it important? And how will you take a step in that direction – beginning now?
Quitting is easy… when you know what you want.
Where will you lead – where will you stomp elephants – today?