Knowledge is knowledge, experience is experience, and it's never wasted. But many people feel a sense of obligation for fear of facing the four letter word 'quit' as if walking away would somehow reflect negatively on their character.
My natural inclination is to nibble... try new things, see how they fit and if I like an activity, I happily continue with it. But if that activity doesn't turn my crank or if it runs its course, I feel no compulsion to follow through.
So I don't... anymore.
Are you stuck in a job you simply don't enjoy? Did you decide you wanted to study something, went to school to learn a trade, only to realize it's not what you want to do after all... but you told your parents, you told the world this is what you wanted. How can you back down now? What will people think of you?
When you're clear on what you don't want in your life, even when that something served its purpose for a time.... whether for 10 days or 10 years... then you pave the way to finding what you DO want and need. Staying stuck in obligation, for any reason, simply feeds the lie you tell yourself that quitting is wrong.
Our perception of quitting merely needs a new perspective – a slight shift in the way we accept our nature. What if, instead of using the verb 'to quit' we use the verb 'to evolve' or 'to expand' or 'to progress' or 'to advance'? How would that feel?
The fact of the matter is that you can't move forward and grow when you're holding on to judgement... and the notion of quitting comes from a place of judgement more often than not. I invite you to let it all go and move towards whatever makes your heart sing. Don't believe all the negative self-talk. Free yourself by following your tug. See how it makes you feel.
You deserve to be happy, remember that. So quit till your heart's content if it means you're forging your path to who you are at soul level. Trust yourself.