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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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How To Stay Focused When You Feel Like Giving Up

Athletes

The dedication and determination of athletes come to mind when I think about goals and life plans.

When we set goals, and obstacles come our way what do we do?

Just throw in the towel and move to another project or set new goals?

No! We keep running towards our goals with our eyes set on the finish line like an athlete would.

Can you imagine an athlete competing at the Olympics giving-up?

No, they don’t and the main reason is because they are determined and committed to their goals.

I recently watched an athlete compete and he sprained his ankle during the race. He had legitimate reasons to quit the race and nurse his sprained ankle but guess what? He did not, he kept running and limping with his eyes fixed on the finish line till the very end.

Here are two simple strategies to stay focused:

1. Think about why you started : Why did you decide to write that book ? Or why did you decide to go back to college?

When you feel like quitting, take a moment to reflect on why you started the venture in the first place.

Carefully think about how much successfully completing the task will mean to you.

What will be the impact of quitting on you and your loved ones ?

It does not take any effort to quit, you simply stop trying.

However, success awaits those who persevere and refuse to give up.

Remember : “winners never quit and quitters never win” – Robert Schuller

2. Stay Motivated :  It is important to stay motivated at all times, especially during difficult times.

” People often say motivation does not last,  well, neither does bathing and that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Listen to people who inspire you and call forth the best in you. Look for and make time to read or listen to resources that inspire you.

Most importantly, inspire yourself. Think back on tough times that you have faced and succeeded. Draw strength from knowing that this will not be any different either.

Self motivation is the most powerful form of motivation. So look at your self in the mirror and say:

“My best days are ahead of me, I am destined for greatness.

I am not a quitter, I am a winner, I win always.”

Don’t give up! Stay Focused!

You are destined to win!