Do you micro-quit? I sure do. And I need to quit micro-quitting! Maybe you do, too.
It undermines my goals (and likely, your goals too). And it keeps you from thriving.
What is micro-quitting? Well, if you quit something (an activity, a job, a sport, a hobby, etc.), you stop doing it. You step away from it.
But when you micro-quit, you don’t follow through on the smaller building blocks of the bigger thing. You don’t quit. But you chip away at that bigger thing.
For example, you are exercising. Maybe you like to. Maybe you want to be in better shape. But either way, you have decided to exercise.
You set your alarm for an early workout. It goes off. You decide to hit the snooze button and do a shorter session. Or you give up on that next set of reps. Even though it was in your plan… and it was your intention to do it. You don’t. You micro-quit on that plan, on that action.
And in the process, you may be undermining your goals. A little at a time, a micro-quit at a time.
It might just be keeping you and me from thriving!
I discuss micro-quitting (and how to micro-commit) in this episode of the Thriveology Podcast. Listen below.
Your Fierce Life
The Habits Series
Taking on Discomfort
Podcast: Play in new window | Download