I have neither failed nor am I giving up. The Atlantic recently published a piece entitled “How to Walk Away: The Psychology of Lost Causes.” I saw this article right around the time I concluded I needed to move away from staying at 105 for my own sanity, and I’d recommend that anyone who’s contemplating a shift in their life read it. It really intones the concept of cutting one’s losses, but cutting my losses is something I’m not good at and I need to keep the concept in mind as I work my way through where I want to be with lifting.
I have chosen not to compete in the 105 weight class in the foreseeable future, but I do not consider that weight class a “lost cause,” and it being a “lost cause” is not why I chose to abandon it.
Here is a vlog I recorded yesterday explaining the reasons behind this decision and a little bit of my ideas about my semi-near future in powerlifting.