Quiet Quitting is a thing. Here’s how to break the habit.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the “Quiet Quitting” trend.
Rather than jump into the debate of what it is/what it isn’t, here’s what I know:
Every day presents an opportunity for you to live your values and stretch towards your aspirations.
We’re never going to be perfect. We’ll have days when we don’t feel like reaching for the stars. If you find that lately you’re feeling a little less focused than ever before, that’s okay. Acknowledge it. Own it. And, of course, re-commit to small actions that get you to a place where you feel more like you.
Maybe this means that you strive to “Quietly* Un-Quit.” Or maybe it means that you “Quietly Re-Commit.” Either way, here are four small actions you can take:
- Be Honest with Yourself. Self-confrontation is never easy. If you find yourself in a less-than-best situation, don’t fool yourself. Be honest and be accountable.
- Start with the Small Hills. Challenge yourself with a simple question: what’s one small thing I can do today to get me to a place where I feel more like me. It could be waking up 10 minutes earlier. It could be responding to five more emails before you call it a day or doing five more outreaches. You know you – what are the small hills you can climb before you reach the bigger hills?
- Find Some Inspiration. Maybe a good playlist, or a new podcast series, could be the inspiration you need to get back into a groove.
- Cut the Negative Influence Cord. There will always be a community for whatever opinion you want to support – e.g., the quiet quitting crew will always be there encouraging you to find pride in doing the least to get by. That’s not the crew you want to be in. Find a new community, a new crew. Who you surround yourself with matters!
Un-quitting/re-committing is a shift in mindset and behavior. Yet, I promise that the aggregate of your decisions will help contribute to a life well-lived.
*Why so quiet? It’s far better to lead through actions than through words.