I remember when I had my first boyfriend in high school. Oh man. was I ‘in love’! I went to his basketball and football games when I could. We’d talk on the phone because our houses were on two different sides of the city and neither one of us drove. He bought me candy bars and cheese steak subs and told me that he ‘loved me’… and I ‘loved’ him too! We would go on hot dates: meeting up at high school parties to see each other! Man, young love is awesome! No ‘real’ clue to what loving relationships could ‘really’ be, but it is fun while it lasts… the way YOU know it to be.
All was fine for months… and then, it happened. I guess my calls were too much and he wanted to explore his options. One call, a very awkward call, included the words, “I QUIT YOU!”. He said it over the phone, in my ear… not over Twitter, Facebook, or text… it was durn near, face-to-face! (Kinda… not really). I was shocked and hurt! I asked, “Why?” and he said, “I just have to.” Well, what was I going to say to that?!?! Nothing, because ‘he just had to’. After a few tears and wondering, “Why?”, it was over. It didn’t resurface; it was a done deal.
Most motivational speakers will say, “Don’t Quit!” or “Don’t Give Up!” True and I have said it myself, but, in this blog, I say, “QUIT”!! That’s right, “GIVE UP!”
To your lack of motivation, say, “I QUIT YOU!”
To giving up on your dreams, say, “I QUIT YOU!”
To the negativity that you face, say, “I GIVE UP!”
To the naysayers, say, “I WANT NO PARTS OF YOU!”
To the hurt, guilt, shame, despair, depression, I want you to SCREAM: “I…QUIT… YOU!”
That’s it. *drops the mic; exits stage left*
Dr. Janice (‘Jai’) Armstrong
CEO, LiHK Consulting, LLC