“quitters never win, and winners never quit”
The ole adage of “quitters never win, and winners never quit” can be proven to be true by talking to any professional athlete. Unfortunately, this adage has been used to the point that it is not enough of a reason for you not to throw in the towel during challenging times.
If you need more reasons not to quit check out this list:
- Sets a bad precedence. Everything you decide to do in life, both good and bad, you will do again in your life when similar situations arise. If you run charging into battle as if you were a warrior, you are setting yourself up to do the same in the future. On the other side of the coin, if you run from challenges, give up easily and quit, you are telling yourself it is ok to be a quitter whenever things get hard.
- You are giving up on yourself. You have a lot of potential, determination, stamina and possibly stubbornness to win nearly every battle your encounter – you just may not realize it yet. If you quit when things get a little hard, you will never find that inner strength that is within you to achieve greatness!
- It damages your self-confidence. Your self-confidence and self-esteem can be very fragile. When you quit when times are tough you are not only quitting on your goals and dreams, you are quitting on yourself. When you quit on yourself simultaneously you may be kicking your self-confidence and self-esteem to the curb.
- It can become a way of life. Anyone who has ever tried to form a good habit to replace a bad habit can tell you that it is easier to form bad habits than good ones. If you start down the road of quitting whenever things get tough you are forming a bad habit that will be a hard habit to break.
- People may start believing that you are a quitter. Over time people will see that you quit when things get tough and they will label you as a quitter. Those who can give you an opportunity that can propel yourself towards your goals, will be reluctant to allow you to try, fearing you will do what you have always done when things got tough – quit!
- Someone may be watching you. Some of those people who will notice that you are a quitter are the most important and impressionable people in your life. I am talking about the people who look up to you as their role model or mentor. I am talking about the people who you want to influence for the better. The people who I am talking about may never tell you that they see you as a quitter, but they very well may emulate your habits. I am talking about your children and I am confident you do not want to teach your children to quit when things get tough.
- There will be a day you will regret quitting. Quitting may seem like the right thing to do now, but years down the road you may look back and ask yourself “what would have happened if I had not quit on myself?” That day of regret is a day you do not want to ever face in your life.
Remember, the only thing you should ever quit is either a bad habit or a relationship is not a healthy one.