“The way to succeed is to never quit. That’s it.”
A while back, I was lecturing at a “Business Boot Camp” for entrepreneurs. I was asked what I thought the “key to success” is. I defer to Alex Hailey’s quote for the “secret” to success in any endeavor–whether it be personal or professional. You just don’t quit.
When I was building my business and ran out of money, I didn’t quit. When I experienced great personal setbacks and the loss of loved ones, I didn’t quit. When some of those around me told me it couldn’t be done, I didn’t quit. When every indicator pointed to giving up as a wise decision, I didn’t quit. Even when I questioned and began to doubt myself, I didn’t quit. There are some universal truths that are very simple. I believe this is one of them. The key to getting anywhere is obvious and that simple–you just don’t quit until you get there. No excuses, no blame–it is that simple.
Write down one thing in your life that is so important to you, you can make the commitment to “never quit.” Post it where you will see it daily. Your route to attain this “thing” might change daily, but just don’t quit.
I persevere as I challenge life.
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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”
And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?”