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  • Writer's pictureKelly Osbaldiston

Becoming the Sage: How to Stop Quietly Quitting On Yourself

Have you ever felt like you’re quietly quitting on yourself? It looks like a cycle of setting ambitious goals but then somewhere along the way, losing the spark, the excitement, and your aspirations gather dust on the shelf.


It’s happened to all of us. Life gets in the way, doubt creeps in, and those dreams that used to be your North Star lose their shine. Slowly, we slip into this quiet quitting mode. Between our deep-seated beliefs, our inner critic, and our resistance to change, we allow external factors to impact how we go about achieving our goals.


Understanding why you’re quietly quitting is important, and I’ve got a great blog about why it happens for you to check out. Once you understand why you’re quietly quitting on yourself, you can begin to use mindfulness practices like mindful awareness to cultivate a better sense of knowing when you’re falling into unhealthy patterns or retreating from your own life. You can’t stop quitting and start taking action until you’ve fostered a deeper relationship with yourself. Don’t forget to read my blog about mindful awareness to better understand this.


From there, you can learn how to nip it in the bud in your everyday life, becoming an action-taker, a go-getter who embraces their sage powers and knows the true meaning of self-acceptance. Are you ready to stop quietly quitting? Let’s do this.


5 Key Tips to Stop Quietly Quitting On Yourself


There are many actions you can take today to stop quietly quitting on yourself. If moving forward was easy, no one would ever feel stuck. So, give yourself some credit for getting to the point where you’re ready to make some changes in your life. Taking that first step is a tell-tale sign that you’re right where you’re supposed to be.


Here is my advice to you if you’re beginning this journey to moving forward with your life:


Commit to a small daily action.


Choose one small action related to your goal and commit to doing it every day. This consistent effort builds momentum and creates a sense of accomplishment. Taking small daily actions is a powerful way to break the habit of quietly quitting. It shifts your focus from the big picture, which can be overwhelming, to manageable steps that are easier to tackle. Over time, these daily actions accumulate and lead to progress.


Embrace imperfect action.


Accept that not every action will be perfect. Understand that mistakes and setbacks are part of the journey. Don’t let the fear of imperfection hold you back. Fear of failure or making mistakes can paralyze action. Embracing imperfect action means you’re willing to move forward, learn from your missteps, and keep improving. It’s a key mindset shift that encourages continuous progress.


Cultivate a growth mindset.


Embrace a growth mindset, viewing challenges and setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth rather than as failures. A growth mindset encourages resilience and a willingness to persevere despite setbacks. It fosters a belief in your ability to improve over time and elevates your self-perception.


Don’t get too stuck on one course.


If one action plan isn’t giving you the results you want, be open to trying different strategies or adjusting your approach. Sometimes, the first action plan you create may not work out perfectly. Flexibility is key to overcoming obstacles. Being willing to adapt and experiment increases your chances of success and opening yourself up to new experiences.


Practice visualization.


Continue to visualize your success, but go beyond just imagining it. Create a vision board or a visual representation of your goals and place it somewhere you’ll see it daily. (Pinterest is great for this.) Visual reminders keep your goals at the forefront of your mind. They serve as a constant motivation, reminding you of what you’re working toward.


If you need support to take action in your life, reach out!


With my extensive experience, I have a strong foundation to help you stop quietly quitting on yourself using various principles I’ve picked up in my time working with people just like you. Working with a coach offers you an objective viewpoint to assess your situation without emotional bias.


I recognize that everyone’s journey is different. I want to help you set clear and realistic goals with a personalized, structured approach that makes taking action feel more attainable. Let’s shift your mindset from a fixed, limited perspective to a growth mindset that empowers you to overcome your barriers.


I’m now booking in-person and virtual sessions with new clients. Reach out to me to learn more.


I believe in YOU!



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