This ONE activity could legitimately stop everything you do businesswise, personally, and socially.
It could make all your efforts to this point obsolete. Worthless.
It is a mindset that can completely deflate everything you’ve done.
It is a thought process with a dead-end.
It is a stop sign that will negate everything you’ve done up to this moment.
It’s called quitting. Simply quitting.
quit·ter noun \ˈkwi-tər\
noun: quitter; plural noun: quitters
1. a person who gives up easily or does not have the courage or determination to finish a task.
If you stop—all else stops. Momentum ceases to exist. It will literally kill any and all activity present and past. It will make what you’ve done worthless.
It’s failing. It’s getting an incomplete or an “F” on a paper. No one ever wants to be known as a quitter. But we do it every day in some form or fashion. We quit on ourselves. We quit on our dreams.
I told Andy Andrews three things when I agreed to work with him 35 years ago (December 1980):
- I would always be honest
- I would work hard and never quit
- I would seek council and listen to suggestions.
That was our total agreement. To this day there is no formal legal agreement between us. It was done with a firm handshake and looking at each other directly the eyes and seeing and communicating with each others’ souls.
I distinctly remember the moment and the commitment. He does too.
Let’s Talk About Now.
If your option is to continue or go back…continue. For heaven’s sake, CONTINUE. I know all the dumb reasons you just came up with for why you shouldn’t. I’ve heard and felt them all before.
But answer this question…what is important now? I mean absolutely right now—what is the most important thing you should be doing?
I am talking about your life. If you don’t master what’s happening now, you will never master the future—and your destiny will be unsure.
Now is critical. Now is the one thing we know for certain that we have. Now is the only time we are 100% guaranteed.
The uncertain part is, we don’t know for how long.
Here’s your first step to becoming a finisher: Finish reading this blog post.
Now the bigger question is: What’s next for you? At any point in time, you need to be able to answer these two questions with pinpoint precision:
- What’s important now?
- What’s next?
When you learn to quickly discover the answer to these two crucial questions in your life, you’ll feel like you’re riding a never-ending roller coaster of excitement.
You’ll experience plenty of ups and downs. You’ll encounter some sharp turns. Sometimes you’ll soar at intense speed and sometimes you’ll slow down. And every so often, you’ll cross over a peak that will make you feel like you’re losing your stomach. These feelings are called “life.”
A Message to All Those Who Want to Quit:
I know you are incredibly tired of starting over again and again.
Do you want to delete that feeling forever? Do you want to do away with the misery and frustration you experience when you start over?
Then STOP giving up. Stop quitting.
You would not tolerate this activity in your child. Stop acting like a child and grow up. Period. End of discussion.
If you are thinking about quitting—think about why you started in the first place. If you are thinking about it everyday and know this is something you should do, then it has just now become a MUST and you MUST do it.
Don’t worry about what it will take to get it ALL done; just give it all you have. Go full out. Take this moment to the next level. Never back down.
Next time you think about quitting—think of all those people…your friends, your co-workers, and your family who are watching you. They want to be inspired by you. Don’t let them down. You will never let them down if you never let yourself down.
Pick yourself back up, and dust yourself off. Look at yourself in the mirror and smile knowing that one day, you will become the winner that you desire and know you must be.
Giving up will always be an option to many. But never ever let it be YOUR choice.
THAT is your greatest power. Choosing to quit or not to quit. The decision comes from deep within your gut. Don’t take this lightly.
Remember, I am talking about your life. How you live it. How you feel about it. And whether you will end it well. I desperately want you to be proud of yourself.
It’s time for you to accept the challenge.
I am tired of whiners whining.
I am tired of people making excuses and putting things off.
Of grownups acting like little crybabies.
It gets my goat when people constantly complain about things.
When they stop dreaming.
When they flat line their life.
Stop believing you can’t.
Stop worrying if you can do something.
Stop waiting until you’re skinnier or older or richer or better or braver.
NOW is the time to say a prayer, hold on tight, and suck it up.
NOW is the time to make a difference.
NOW is the time to change the world you live in.
NOW is the time to really be proud of yourself.
Share with me an example of when you almost quit—and you are so grateful that you did not. Tell me about a decision you just made to move forward.
Thanks for taking the time to share and inspire others…
NOTE: Make sure you check in next week, because I’ve got something I think you’re going to enjoy. If you’ve read my eBook No Brand Is an Island, you’ll remember reading my list of 50 Traits of Fools. I got so much positive feedback from the list that I expanded it to 101 Traits of Fools…and the new one will be presented to you next week. DON’T miss it! :-)