When I first started martial arts I’d hold out as long as I could before tapping out. That resulted in a lot of days with a really sore arm or throat. When you are in a chokehold or an arm bar the best thing that you can do is tap out early. Trying to stay as long as you can in a bad situation will only result in pain and injury.
Sometimes life gets us in a choke hold, too. There are a lot of people with emotional and financial scars of regret because they didn’t tap out when they should have.
As soon as you realize that your girlfriend is not the one for you, or you picked the wrong major, or you’re with the wrong crowd, or your job is crushing your soul - tap out!
The sooner you stop going down the wrong path the better. Tap out early and stop wasting your time and money on pointless endeavors and unhealthy relationships. Save your fighting spirit for things that truly matter.
You don’t get any points in life for seeing how long you can stay in a bad situation.