Years ago, the London Times reported in a rare statement, that Malcolm Pearson, head of the UK Independence Party, which advocates withdrawing Britain from the European Union, said he had stepped down. His reason? “I’m terrible at this, I quit.” I have to hand it to him for his complete honesty, and wish more leaders understood themselves as well as Mr. Pearson. The old saying that “Quitters never win and winners never quit” couldn’t be more false, and in my opinion has led to
a lot of disasters.
If you’ve over your head or don’t know what you’re doing, don’t be afraid to step down. Allow a more qualified person to do the job. There’s no harm in realizing your limitations. In fact, there’s honor in it.
I’d like the “I’m terrible at this: I quit” t-shirt. Let’s start a movement.