Man, I just can’t help but be so thankful to have the opportunity to share my thoughts each morning on this blog. Life really is good! Today, I am jumping back into The Success Principles book. We will continue our discussion on principle 22, which talks about ‘practicing persistence.’ Most people give up when they are just about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They literally give up at the last minute of the game. Ross Perot, an American businessman, once said,
persistence is probably the single most common quality of high achievers. They simply refuse to give up. They have come to realize that the longer you hang in there, the better your chances at succeeding.
Success is not always going to be easy. In fact, achieving most things of value in this life is going to be down a long and hard road. Many times you are going to have to persist in the face of obstacles. Oftentimes, they are going to be unseen obstacles. Sometimes you will even encounter things that seem impossible to overcome. Occasionally, the universe will even test your commitment to the goal you are pursuing. During this process of persistence, you are going to have to make many tough decisions. One of which is “do I continue to press forward? Or, should I just quit.”
If you haven’t already accepted that if you want to accomplish something in your life, which people talk about, you are going to have to work your living behind off to get it.
The biggest gains come during the toughest pains. Real triumph never comes before heartache and trial.
The faster you decide that you are simply going to be the type of person who pushes through life and just keeps churning your feet until the job is done, the faster your life will become a success. The moment you make the decision that giving up is just not an option, is when your production as a person will increase dramatically.
As I have said before, you could spend hours of your adult life looking up the stories of the world’s greatest athletes, businessmen and woman, doctors, etc., Everyone of them will have a story of how they had to persevere through some of the toughest injuries, failed businesses, not getting accepted to certain schools, and the list goes on.
Now, they stand as some of the greatest people of all time. Why? Because they decided not to quit at the one-yard line. They understood that the biggest rewards came in their toughest moments. So the challenge to all of us today, is to decide in your mind that if you start something, you will go to whatever length you have to get the job done. You either hit it, or you freaking die trying.
Life is good in the NO QUIT ZONE!
No time for quitting, Cram