I found my old blog site! I guess I’ve tried this once before… back in 2012. I succeeded in creating more posts than I had back then. Woo-hoo!
It dawned on me that I have been constantly trying new things. But somehow, I would either get distracted by something else or lose the motivation to keep it going.
Here are my thoughts on why I think some people give things up:
- Something shinier and prettier comes along: We all prioritize what we want in life but if someone offered you a million dollars a day to be a storm chaser, would you put your priorities on hold? Or you were developing the latest and greatest software on platform X but everyone upgraded to platform Y, is there a point in continuing your development?
- It wasn’t something I really wanted to do but everyone else is doing it: Peer pressure + FOMO (Fear of missing out) = a side track into a project we may not intend to delve into or not really helping us move forward with our goals… even worse, it could be leading us in a completely different direction. (Gasp!) But do not fear! Everything happens for a reason and just keep reading…
- It was great while it lasted and I learned all I could: I’ll admit, there is nothing more exhilarating than starting something new. But it wears out then I get bored. No matter why you decide to quit something, it’s OK! You learned something. Whether it was a blog you gave up, a business you’re no longer interested in, a failed attempt to throw shooting stars (I hope it wasn’t a live target), you gained something. You gained knowledge, connections, memories, and one more thing to cross off your bucket list.
If you decide to take a break from something or give something up, it does not mean that you are a failure. Ever.
And you’re not alone.
If you’re curious about my old blog, here is the link: