I've quit a lot of things in my life. Soccer, dance, cheerleading. I quit a school play one time. (That one actually makes me cringe, because I'm pretty sure I didn't even tell my director.) I've quit watching TV shows that stopped being entertaining to me or reading books that were boring.
I quit a lot, and—with the exception of flaking out on that middle school play—I do it so that my time can be focused on the best things. The things that only I can do.
That list is short. It includes being a good wife to my husband, a good mother to my kids, and, of course, writing.
So when my parents loaned me The Dip by Seth Godin, a book about quitting, this quote jumped out at me:
"Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time." Seth Godin, The DipAs my kids start back to school, I find myself reassessing my schedule, and maybe now is a good time for you to do the same. What do I need to quit so that I can free myself up to excel at something else?