Knowing When to Quit

Sometimes you just have to know when to throw in the towel, call it a day, give up and quit.

Or, you can be stubborn like the rest of us.

When it comes to starting a career in the creative arts, there are plenty of blog posts, articles and even a whole book about knowing when to quit.

This isn’t one of them.

I don’t believe you should quit. If you have a passion and drive to do something such as write, play music, paint, theater or the like, then keep after it. It might not be a career for everyone that tries, but it can still be part of your life. Whether it’s a hobby or just a sometimes activity, what matters most is the passion.

Just try not to misplace that passion.

Which brings me to…

The Fliers 

Every week, sometimes two or three times a week, I find a flier on my car. This has been going on for the last few months, ever since I moved into my current residence.

Fliers as advertising seem a bit pointless in this modern age. Few people actually read them, and a great many end up as litter in the street.

What makes even less sense is receiving the same flier from the same company over, and over, and over, and over…

This makes me believe that the person who passes out these fliers has misplaced their passion. Clearly they don’t want to give up, as they continue to pass out fliers in the same neighborhood on the same cars.

It would seem they have a passion for delivery. Maybe they should apply for a postal position or a bike messenger service. Whatever they choose, they absolutely must stop putting things on my car!

So, don’t be like the person passing out fliers. Place your passion somewhere it can provide a sensible use, like bumper sticker slogans or improved tuxedo tee-shirt designs.

And to you, the one with the fliers, I’m starting a collection. I don’t know what I’ll do with my stack of fliers, but let the feud begin!

-Zac

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