When Is Enough, Enough

When is it time to say enough is a enough? There is a difference between giving up and facing the inevitable. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

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During coaching sessions I’m often asked: When is it time to call it quits – to say enough is a enough? My advice: When you honestly believe you have run out of viable options. There is a difference between giving up and facing the inevitable.

Nothing is etched in stone! There comes a point in business or in life where you feel as if you are hitting your head against a brick wall. You’ve heard the saying, “If you keep doing what you are doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’re getting.”

Don’t say enough is enough just because a situation is difficult and you may have to come out of your comfort zone.

Do say enough is enough when you’ve exhausted all of your options and changing the situation is going to prove best for everyone involved.

You have every right to change your mind and regroup your thoughts. The key though, is to make sure you are changing and regrouping for all the right reasons.

Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself:

1. Have I given myself enough time to work on improving the current situation?

2. Do I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that this situation cannot or will not improve or change for the positive?

3. Have I seriously studied and analyzed the pros and cons of ending this situation?

4. Have I exhausted all of my personal/professional options when it comes to the current situation?

5. Would seeking out a mentor, coach or someone who can advise me and help me make a more informed decision?

6. Am I comfortable with the consequences of ending this situation?

My advice is to stop, think and analyze exactly why and how you want to change or end this situation. Take the emotions out of the scenario and logically and subjectively analyze why it may be time to stop.

The key is not to give up because it is difficult – the key is to stop when it is not worth your time and emotional effort to continue.

Of course if a situation is detrimental to your safety or well-being or the safety and well-being of others, do not hesitate to seek out those people who can help you find solutions quickly.

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