Friendly reminder that we all fail from time to time. Every single one of us. Failing at something does not make you a failure. The important part of failing is to learn something from it, and realize the change it can make to you as a person. Today, Dan shares some details of a conversation that he had earlier this week, and a recent example of failing in his life. Because of these recent “failures” Dan and the team here at BCBO are better equipped for the future. It was a learning experience and it we are better for having gone through it. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Failing, learning, and growing and is a definition of success.

Secondly, sometime the word quit has an unfair negative reputation. Quitting before you even try or simply because something is “hard” is a negative thing. However, sometimes quitting is exactly what you should be doing. How can that be? We grow up hearing that quitters never win, and that quitting small things makes it easier to quit bigger things later in life. Sometimes, yes. Sometimes, no. But quitting in a vacuum is a morally neutral act; it’s the thing one quits, among other factors, that lends its relevance.

Quitting a job that is a bad fit, ending a relationship that is toxic and/or abusive, or quitting on a business idea after all the signs and information prove that it is no longer a profitable or healthy pursuit is not a bad thing. Those are good things to quit. Don’t throw good money after bad. Don’t stay in a relationship or job that demeans or lessens you as a person. Quitting isn’t necessarily signs of failure. Instead, they can mean new beginnings.

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