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What is/are the biggest sign(s) you use to tell yourself it's time to quit something important, something you've invested a lot of your life, your time & energy, and/or money in ?  Such as; a job, a business, a relationship, or a significant project etc.?  

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When it's making you unhappy or affecting your health.

Life is what you make it.

by (4,056,041 points)

excellent answer, Blue.


Thanks Media.

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When you no longer enjoy it, take pride in it, or as Blue says, it makes you unhappy or ill.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.       -Socrates

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When it's not making you better or doing anything for your well-being. 

If I realize that I am better off without someone/something, that is my sign.

It is not always a bad thing to quit or give up on something. The biggest lessons I've learned in life, have been from my failures. I've learned more from the times things didn't work out, rather than the times they have. 

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To add to the great answers here already, I'd also say that a sign for me to quit something is when it no longer serves the intended purpose I initially sought it out for. I think many people get caught up in the "sunk cost fallacy" of continuing on with something just because they've invested so much time, effort, resources, etc., and also maybe because of the work it takes to let it go, but they don't necessarily take stock into whether it is truly meeting the need you had from the very beginning. Granted, needs change and circumstances do too, so therefore if you no longer have that need and/or this venture is providing some other value to your life, then it can make sense to stick to it or keep it around. But, if you don't enjoy it anymore and it's negatively affecting you and/or others around you - as the others have said - AND it no longer is doing what it was supposed to even be doing, time to send it out to pasture.

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This is the story of my life! Perfectly worded. We do think of any time we've put into something, as an investment. And we are not willing to give it up because we feel we can't walk away from our investment, but many times it makes us stay too long in the wrong place. So true.


Re; "sunk cost fallacy"  Ya that pretty-much sums me up to a T and the inspiration for this question (my home-design business).  And if it wasn't already obvious, with everyone's signs here as a guide, it's a no-brainer, crystal-clear conclusion --> I need to quit my business and pronto.

Thanks all for your answers !

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