How Do You Get Past The Quitting Zone?

Great article by Linda Anderson on how to get past the quitting zone where many people stop short of their most highly desired goals. Persist through this period of time and success is usually right beyond it.

The Quitting Zone

Have you ever had a goal, worked really hard to achieve it, persevered through the ups and downs along the way, and then at some stage it all seems too hard and you doubt whether you will ever achieve the goal and so you give up?

This is “The Quitting Zone”.

The funny thing about The Quitting Zone is that it almost always occurs just before you will succeed.

The difficulty is that you cannot see that success is so close … hence why quitting seems like a great option at that point.

The Quitting Zone is a very common stage people go through when striving to achieve a challenging goal – so how do you pass through the Quitting Zone and get to the other side?

* Re-clarify – Take time out to remind yourself why you want to achieve the goal … what will be the positive impact. How much do you want it?

* Don’t fight it – If we accept that The Quitting Zone is a natural phase then there is no need to struggle with it. Choose to pass through with ease. Know that this is temporary and your journey WILL get easier again.

* Celebrate – Take time to celebrate how far you have come. The Quitting Zone is so tempting because we usually forget how much we have already achieved. Write down what you have already accomplished, what obstacles you have overcome and use these to fuel your confidence as you make the last steps towards success.

* Engage Support – Seek out friends, family, a work colleague, mentor or life coach. When things feel tough, it’s essential to have other people to give you encouragement and to help you keep focused on the ultimate outcome.

* Keep Moving Forward – One step at a time. Before you know it you will have passed right through The Quitting Zone.

by Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson is a Certified Professional Coach working with Small Business Owners and Professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Linda helps her clients succeed in business and in life by creating strategies to overcome their obstacles to success.

In 2002 Linda and her partner sold all their belongings, hit “pause” on their respective careers, and spent 365 days traveling the world. Linda brings this passion for challenge, new experiences and adventure to her coaching. Visit Linda at:

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