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2 Reasons You Should Not Quit

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I remember running my first race,  prior to this race I run regularly with an average of  10 miles per week. Race day finally came and I found out that the terrain was completely different from what I was used to.

The race track was on an altitude much higher than I was used to and for the first one mile I was running up hill. I could have checked the details of the terrain before the race but it didn’t even occur to me at the time.

Several thoughts flowed through my mind during the first  few miles of the race, predominantly thoughts of turning back and simply quitting the race. Quitting was the easiest thing I could have done at that point. Several points  justifying  quitting the race came rushing through my mind as well.  Have you ever been faced with a difficulty and thoughts of quitting flood your mind?

Are you considering quitting a task or  turning back on a journey right now? I hope you find the highlights below useful in your consideration.

1. What does it take to quit? If you carefully think about it, it takes absolutely nothing to quit. Using my race scenario described earlier, I had trained for several months for the race and quitting will only involve taking a simple stroll downhill from the point I was to my car. It takes a lot of effort and perseverance to succeed at anything,  while quitting takes nothing. If you are thinking about quitting right now take the advise in the quote below.

When you feel like quitting, think about why you started -Anonymous

2. How will you feel if you quit?  Quitting dampens morale and takes you back to repeat what you have done earlier, even if you choose a different task. On the contrary, accomplishing a goal after a very difficult experience makes  victory even sweeter. Think about the boost that will give to your self-esteem. You will go on to take bigger task with confidence.  I completed the 10k race in less time than expected, it gave me a huge confidence boost. I doubt if I will still be running today if I left the race.

You have all it takes to win in you, you can win! Believe this truth and declare it to yourself as often as you can and see things work your way.

The difference between winning and losing is a mental one- Peter Thomson

Winners are not people who never fail but people who never quit – Anonymous

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2 Simple Strategies To Spring Forward…Finish Strong

Athletes

As we enter the final quarter of the year, many thoughts may come to mind.

Thoughts such as: ” this year has been amazing, plans roll out as intended or maybe : ” I need to push harder and accomplish all I have to accomplish”

Whatever the thoughts following through your mind right now, you can spring forward and finish the year strong. Here are some tips:

1. Quality Reflective Time: So many times we go so fast that we do not take time to reflect and think.

Take a pen and your journal, sit down in a quiet place and think. Think about where you want to be at the end of the year.

Think about where you are now, what do you daily that has led you this far?

What do you need to do differently?

Write all these thoughts down.

Project new daily routines that could help you.

Write them all down.

It does not matter how far away you are from where you want to be.

Make time to think about how to reset your life to get the results you desire.

Think deeply about the future you want to create, let the desire fire you up!

Be energized to go for your dreams! You can do it!!

2. Get a coach: If you ever want to accomplish anything faster, get a coach!

A coach will help you stay on course, push you to go further than you can go on your own.

Someone that will hold you accountable while encouraging you.

I love working with a coach and I have more that one really.

A fitness coach,  business coach…, it all depends on where you are in this phase of your life. Get someone who will push you forward in your journey.

Make sure your coach has gone further than you, not someone aspiring to be where you are.

Success in any area of life is intentional, choose the path to success today!!

Do you have other strategies that have worked for you?

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