From the Heart of a Renegade - Episode #2 - How to come back alive (by quitting what's killing you)


Is it okay to quit? How about faking it? Is it cool to put on a happy face and pretend that you love what you do even if it’s not completely true?

Vanessa and Kelsey are taking on another topic that we usually avoid. Quitting. What does it say about you? Is quitting good or bad?

“We’re always told not to start things we can’t finish – yet another example of traditional wisdom hooey-ing everything up. Ditto this whole notion of winners never quit and quitters never win. Winners quit all the time, because they trust the inner anarchy that says, “This is not quite right . . . yet.”

We need more attempts, less success. Success means that you picked one thing and then did it long enough to master it – which is less remarkable than it seems.

Success is often a function of persistence, not necessarily purpose.

A richer path, I believe, is made up of many false starts, not always resulting in triumph, but always resulting in information. Information about who you are, what charges you up, what drains the hell out of you, what you want, and more importantly what you need.   - From The Middle Finger Project by Ash Ambirge

What happens when you follow your irrational awareness?

Do you find it easy to do, or does it have to show up over and over before you pay attention?

Hear how Kelsey realized her own truth and why it involved quitting as a way to say no to what wasn’t right so she could say yes to the possibility of what could be. This is going to inspire you to pay attention to your own irrational awareness.

Kelsey and Vanessa expose what quitting teaches us:

  • People who aren’t showing up don’t get to judge
  • Why quitting isn’t weakness, it’s a sign of absolute courage
  • Knowing your worth is the way you pay for reaching for more
  • How to trust what you feel, how can you know what is right (this is everything!)
  • The lure of finishing to please others feels rational even when it’s not right
  • Trust yourself and trust your awareness even if others don’t get it

How can you know when to quit and when to persevere? That’s the question isn’t it?

Vanessa shares her story of what could have been. This is for all of us who had a dream denied or wonder about the path not taken. What stopped you? Was it someone else or was it you?

Transformation can happen in moments of joy or it can be the result of a healing crises. Quitting doesn’t have to be the end of something it can be the beautiful beginning.

The choice comes down to you. Is it time to follow your irrational awareness? Ready to embrace your inner anarchy?

This episode is for the renegade who knows for sure that saying yes to your truth, even if it means quitting, will always be the right thing to do.


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