NEVER Give Up (Quit Quitting)
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Why do we give up? Why do we give in? Why do we throw in the towel? I remember reading a story once about a man who was digging for diamonds. He dug for years and spent his life and resources doing it. Then, right on the brink of success, right when he was so close to success, he quit digging. Later, people came behind him and realized he was right there. He was literally only feet away from striking it rich but because he quit digging, he never found it and died broke. So, why did he quit? What was it in his soul that caused him to stop reaching for his dream? What is it that caused him to just stop? No one ever knew. It wasn’t that he ran out of energy or was totally broke and had to. He lost his dream. He totally gave up. Aren’t we like that though? We have a dream to do something and then we get frustrated and stop. Remember being a kid? Remember having huge dreams? I do. I remember thinking in High School that I wanted to retire before I was 50 and have a couple of vacation houses and a Lamborghini Countach or Diablo. No one dreams of growing up and working a job where we are basically a slave to someone else. Kids have big dreams. They don’t see obstacles, they see opportunities. So, what happens? Why do we Quit? Why do we give up so easily on our dreams? It’s crazy when you look back on where you thought you’d be and where you actually are now, isn’t it? So, what happened? Why aren’t you the person you wanted to be? I know I asked a lot of questions in this paragraph and unfortunately, I can’t answer them for you. You are going to have to go stand in front of a mirror and look into your own eyes and know, you are where you are now because that is where YOU have chosen to be. Yes, some bad things happen to good people. Sometimes we get knocked down, but the choice to get up is yours. You don’t have the choice in whether you get knocked down, but you do have a choice in whether you get back up or not and how fast you get up.
I get it. Life is scary. If you don’t chase the big dream, you don’t have to worry about failure. Some people are so afraid of failure they get paralyzed. They have a dream of having their own business but don’t want to leave the “security” of a job. Of course, we have all seen lately in this economy that there is no such thing as job security. I, myself, was laid off in the Summer of 2013. Fortunately I had built my own home based business as a Beachbody Coach and the residual income that I had coming in turned into a full time job. I decided in 2007, after starting P90X and getting some great results, to build a Beachbody business to help people and although I was unemployed at the time and between Engineering jobs and my wife was 8 months pregnant with our 4th child and we were in our early 40s, it made sense. I had to step out of that comfort zone and not worry about failure. I also knew quitting was not an option because I never wanted to get caught without a job again and not have income coming in with 4 children. At the same time, I was a bit afraid of success. What would happen if I became truly successful. As crazy as it sounds, a lot of people are afraid of success. They don’t feel they are worthy. They sabotage themselves. They start a diet and then just when they start losing weight, they go back to their old ways. They start working out and get sore and quit. They have no clue that they are subconsciously doing it to themselves but they find a way to quit. They make excuses. Speaking of that, I heard someone say once, some people make excuses, some people make money, but you can’t make both. YOU have to decide which one is more important to you. As I said, you need to QUIT QUITTING. Make a decision that you are going to do something and then do it and don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. I would also suggest that before you start something, you count the cost. That is a biblical thing. Jesus talked about it. Once you’ve prayed about it, and you’ve counted the cost, and you’ve decided to step out on faith and do something, whether it be a decision to lose weight, starting your journey to fitness, starting a business, get married, have children, play an instrument, play a sport, whatever….never give in. Never EVER EVER give in. Learn that lesson from Winston Churchill. Dig your heels in, fix your eyes on the destination and your goal and don’t let the bugs that hit the windshield take your focus off of the destination. Focusing at the small things on the windshield will make you wreck every time. Just do it. QUIT QUITTING!!!! Contact me and let me help you.