Tuesday, March 27, 2012

There Are Only Two Options ...


I was sent a message on Twitter (@CoachDayne), telling me how difficult this person's journey has become and how much he's thought about quitting. Trust me when I say how much I completely understand his "wanting to quit," as I've been there in my own life. Let me also say this: The pain of the quit is much worse than the fight through the quit! Reread the last sentence a couple of times. Let it sink in.

I quit something in the past, that today, I totally regret; the pain of that quit haunts me to this moment. A few years after, I made a committed decision that quitting will never again be a possibility. When I struggle now, I use it as fuel for the guaranteed success I'll eventually achieve. When obstacles continue showing their face, I remind myself there are only two options I'll ever face: Work harder or stop, period! It's a simple equation. Stopping will never enter my reality. Frustration is sometimes a piece of the daily puzzle, but discipline and passionate action will always override that short term pain.

"Only two things will happen ... you will quit or I will die!"

                                                                        -Will Smith

So, to my Twitter friend ... you may want to quit with every fiber in your soul, and no one can make you choose otherwise, but I promise it'll be the worst decision you've ever made. Find your motivation again - what drives your need to improve? Why did you begin down this specific road in the beginning? Choose work, work, and more hard work in the end. The result of this continuous effort will blow your mind.

2 comments:

Rettakat said...

"Find your motivation again - what drives your need to improve? Why did you begin down this specific road in the beginning?"

Reading this post was a terrific reminder that it all comes down to my "why". I need to put up a note to myself, and see it every day, all day. So I will NEVER forget. Not even for that brief time I take out to sabotage myself. Not for a minute, not for a second.

Thank you for that reminder.

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