This is a useful way of framing things:
“Quit” doesn’t have to be the opposite of “grit.” This is where “strategic quitting” comes in. Once you’ve found something you’re passionate about, quitting secondary things can be an advantage, because it frees up time to do that number-one thing.
As someone who burned out in their twenties, I definitely agree with the sentiment that time is more important than money:
When we choose an extra hour at work, we are, in effect, choosing one less hour with our kids. We can’t do it all and do it well. And there will not be more time later. Time does not equal money, because we can get more money.
Although I’ll be doing some consultancy in 2018, my main focus is on the work I’m doing for Moodle. I’ve been careful to establish boundaries to ensure that work is sustainable: I’m working four days per week, and I’m doing that based from home.
By my calculations, that gives me 13 hours more ‘free’ time than if was working in an office in my nearest city. It all adds up!
Source: Fast Company