A Graceful Quit & You’ve Changed Man

“A gracefully executed quit is a beautiful thing, opening up more doors than it closes.”

If you are a loyal, devoted, hardworking, thoughtful person, quitting is the hardest thing in the world to do. And yet, I personally can attest to this quote ringing true. I turned my (well earned) predictable life upside down 6 1/2 years ago to (again) follow my heart and passion- to dream and to learn again. And doors have continued to open in ways I could have never expected or imagined ever since.

How about you? What have you been willing to quit to change your life in positive ways? What has quitting done for you?

“Here is the radical truth: school doesn’t have a monopoly on learning.”

~ Kio Stark, Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything


….You’ve Changed Man!

944321_597319126955769_365743856_n So you have spread your wings, taken some risks and sprouted some new confidence, ideas and a pair of wings?

Don’t be surprised when you do, if some people you thought would be there cheering you on are instead screaming at you.

Change is disruptive. Change that allows you to take flight is especially disruptive. After all, others can see you might be leaving them behind. So prepare yourself for a little turbulence. Don’t be afraid to let go of relationships or engage in some fierce conversation.  It take 2 to tango.

And more importantly don’t give up your pair of newly acquired wings and that newly spouted confidence just because that person is no longer rooting for you. There is something better waiting for you. You have to travel light to take flight.



About Lisa Canning

“Vowels are to words what creativity is to the world~ basic and necessary.”

Lisa Canning is the founder of IAEOU, the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship (IAE) and Entrepreneur the Arts.

What motivates you to explore your creativity? Follow me @IAEOU

Need a magic creativity wand? Let’s start with the clarinet and see what it inspires you to dream and do.




A Graceful Quit & You’ve Changed Man

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