Motivational Monday: A Lesson in Quitting

This weekend I listened to a podcast called Goal Digger hosted by Jenna Kutcher episode 118: What Nastia Liukin Learned After Her Gold Medal. Nastia is a Russian American former gymnast. The number one takeaway I learned from this podcast was the lesson Nastia’s parents taught her in wanting to quit. Whenever she would have a bad day, she’d tell her parents she wanted to quit and her parents would say to her, Okay, but not today. I can totally relate to this feeling of wanting to be done with something when I’ve had a bad day, feel overworked, tired, mentally drained, etc. Once Nastia would have a good day her parents would say, Okay now you can quit. Have you ever told yourself you can quit something on a GOOD day? After hearing this on the podcast I realized this is such a great technique of reverse psychology. I’ve never thought to quit something on a good day. This goes to show what a positive and negative mindset can do for a person on a good and bad day.

So, the next time you want to quit something on a bad day, give yourself a break for the rest of the night, don’t focus on quitting, focus on bringing your mind elsewhere and staying present. And, when you have a good day, come back to the day you thought about quitting and this should make you realize if you REALLY want to quit. Everything you do will make more sense with a clear mind.

Have you ever told yourself you can quit something on a good day? Also, if you’d like to hear the entire episode from the podcast, visit iTunes and search Goal Digger.

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Hi! Welcome to Styles to Make You Smile. I’ll be sharing my tips on shopping, cooking, health and more. These are tips that will provide you with a realistic lifestyle. What inspired me to start this blog is to encourage people to make their life simpler by providing smart style tips to make life easier. To tell you a bit about myself; I’m 30 years young, love shopping, and taking pictures (especially of food and the outdoors) and have wonderful family and best friends. I grew up in the country of Upstate NY, danced for 17 years and have worked in the retail industry for over ten years. Please feel free to email me for any collaborations/advice. I hope this blog inspires you to try new things in your everyday life and you join me on this journey as I share my advice with you. <3 Always, Amy Beth

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