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Quitting Is an Essential Skill

Why you can’t be successful unless you know when to give up

Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images

I come from a small town where 95% of the community practiced the same religion (I was a five percenter. AMA.). At 19, members of this faith are sent far from home to act as missionaries for two years. They can only communicate with family on Christmas and Mother’s Day. For men, going on a mission is essentially…

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Michael Easter

Michael Easter

Author of The Comfort Crisis // Professor // Writing about physical + mental health, psychology, and living better 1x week // eastermichael.com