December 16, 2022 - By: Brandon Jenkins

I’ve spent 11 years of my parenting journey grappling with this lesson:

“You can’t quit something until it’s over.”

That’s the lesson I learned when I was a kid, and I recently realized it’s how I was teaching my kids. But, I have had a shift in perspective. I don’t want my kids to think they have to stay in a situation no matter what simply because they signed up and paid a registration fee.

Where is the reflection? Where is the reassessment and readjustment to new circumstances?

What about this approach instead:

  1. Think about what you want, and envision yourself doing it.
  2. Take action. Commit to it for a pre-defined period.
  3. Then reflect:
  • What am I getting out of this?
  • How is this contributing to my overall growth?
  • Am I helping my teammates improve?

4.  Then, after reflecting, make a decision.

If you decide to quit after reflection and reassessment, do so without worry and move on.

I believe that’s a more applicable life lesson than continuing to do something you despise because you committed.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you see where this lesson can apply to your financial and life planning? Do you have someone on your team helping you with these concepts? If not, please reach out to us at