October 15, 2015
Filed In: Philosophy
Quitters quit. In perhaps the most obvious statement ever made on this blog, I'll state it again. People who are quitters quit things
. The strange thing is that many quit just before they hit their inflection point. I've been tempted to quit this blog dozens, if not hundreds of times over the past two and a half years. At this point, the momentum is with me, and I just keep rolling. My writing skills have improved and I've found my voice.
There are many things in our lives that we're tempted to quit. Our jobs, hobbies, learning new skills, weight loss plans, and sometimes, even our marriages. The happiest people, the people who achieve the highest levels of success share the same quality: they never quit
. They weather the storm, persevere, and reap a bountiful harvest. Like patient farmers, they toil daily towards a goal, often quietly and anonymously. Farmers are never surprised when their crops yield in the Fall, neither are successful people. They've done the work and the results flow from it.
Quitting is easy. Quitting is simple. Quitting is quick. The things that are easy, simple, and quick are generally not the best things in life. They don't bring lasting results. Work for something that has meaning. Work for something that's worth all of your effort
, all of your creativity, and all of your time.
There may be something in your life that right now you're considering quitting. I'm telling you today, on behalf of your future self, don't.