Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

You don't have to finish everything you started

Last night, I bailed out on a book that I had started reading a few weeks back. I didn't find it interesting enough.

I had been telling myself for weeks that I will read it and finish what I've started. I can't quit. Winners don't quit, remember?

Turns out, winners do bail out. They do quit. Only when things have gone so far south that there is little to no point of return to a profitable state.

They quit because they value their time.

What is the point of grinding on something that might not add value to your life?

If you're doing something solely for the reason that you shouldn't quit something once you've started, it's not worth it. Save your time for something better.

If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
— Bruce Lee

The book I was reading is called The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes. It was a romance fiction that I had picked up a couple of months ago.

The more I went into the story, the more it seemed boring to me. That is when, last night, I decided to call it quits and tossed it into my box of books that I'm done with.

This analogy doesn't obviously give you the license to bail out on everything. Some things like bodybuilding, or building your business takes time and patience. Requires you to keep on grinding during tough times.

You can't just check in a month later and quit because you have little to no result.

Apply this analogy only to trivial stuff like watching a movie, eating some food, reading a book and more.

This analogy works with bigger challenges if and only if you're sure that you can't milk any more value out of what you're doing.

Feeling that your business just went under and you can't see any point of return?

It's okay to let go of it and utilize your time on something new that might be fruitful.

Then again, apply this analogy with caution.

Winners don't quit, they just move on to stuff that is worth their time.

Make time for your loved ones

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