The one piece of advice I would like to share with people is that, if something is not just working despite investing your time, energy and resources, there is no need to keep going down the rabbit hole. Find something else, or go somewhere interesting and start afresh.
I remember when I quit my postgraduate studies, everyone was totally against it, my classmates, my parents and just anyone that knows me. Their reason being that I had spent a lot on that program and quitting would be a big loss. It was a difficult one for me because the whole thing looked like I was a loser. People keep reminding me of how stupid I was that I left the program instead of just being patient and finishing it. Before quitting, it was clear to me that there was no sign I could finish the program on time because things just weren't working in that school. This wasn’t just me but the entire class. The rest of my classmates were so afraid to quit for the very fact that they have already invested so much time, energy and money, and leaving the program would be a big loss to them. We all spent 4 years in a program that was supposed to last for only two years. One day, I decided to damn everything and leave. To cut the whole story short, I later secured a fully funded scholarship to carry out my postgraduate studies. The good part? it is a 1-year master’s degree program, not two years like the other one, and I will be graduating come March 2020 if everything goes well. I’ve never been happier. My parents are happy. And for my old classmates? they’re already going to their sixth year in that university. A few of them have graduated, but the majority of them are still struggling. I pray that things work out well for them. As for me, I am happy where I am today and quitting that program was the best decision I’ve ever made.