Living with Intent: Don’t Quit
“The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed”
Have you ever met a successful person who quit on themselves? That’s because they were persistent in their efforts and diligent in honing their craft. Small business owners, innovators, students, inventors are just some of the professions who are constantly visited by the urge to quit. The temptation is often so great that they doubt they ever had the ability to begin with. But when they persist and later look back on the hard work that led to their success, gratefulness sashays by and blows a kiss. And in case you haven’t been paying attention in the School of Life, the teacher brought visuals & a guest to reminds us, “I’ma keep running ’cause a winner don’t quit on themselves”.
Persistence provides freedom in the long run. When you’re persistent, you’re making the decision to show up and give it your all. You decide that 99 1/2 won’t do and the only way to win is to make 100. Eventually you become free from the fear of winning or losing because doubt no longer resides among your efforts.
So you’ve tried 100 different ways, knocked on 100 different doors and found out that over 100 different people are doing the same things you’re doing but better. Well guess what, forget about those people. Put your blinders on and go. You can succeed in a competitive world and it’ll make you better for having done so. “Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you want to. The Universe loves a stubborn heart.”
Moral: Keep hustling. Keep setting goals and crushing them. Stand back up when you get knocked down. Stay persistent. You will win.