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Monday, February 29, 2016

Quit? For what?

Persistence is one of the major keys that drives one to success in any field of endeavour. Top motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, etc, have one thing in common: grit.
The word “persist” simply means to continue working towards attaining your objectives, in spite of all odds. As you can see, the word connotes stepping out of one’s comfort zone to make things happen. That dream of yours will not become a reality without a ‘fight’. As a matter of fact, many factors out there are out to nip your visions in the bud, if you allow them, of course.

You have more than enough reasons to continue in your quest (for success) than to throw in the towel. Things may not have worked according to plan, but does that warrant your chickening out? Remember you are in a competition, but this time with yourself. One part of you is telling you to give up that this isn’t going work; while another part is urging you, “Boy, come on. You are up to the task!” Which voice would you listen to?


The success stories we are hearing today were men and women who never knew what it meant to give up. They persisted until they made their mark. Thomas Edison once tried an experiment to invent the light bulb and failed at it for about 10,000 times. However, he eventually succeeded and gave the world a masterpiece of an invention. When asked about the times he failed in inventing the light bulb, Edison simply said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 

Top motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, captains of industries, sportsmen/ women and all causing waves in their various fields have one thing in common; they possess the grit to hang on until their set goals are attained. One of the best quotes to live by is, “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do”. There will always be odds out there, but you’ve got to rise above them.

Nobody knows anything about those who gave up, we don't talk about them. The world only remembers winners and to become a winner you must never quit.

Stay inspired!

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1 comment:

  1. Afterthought: How would you feel when you realise that only a little push would have delivered that result you desired? But here you are, you have blown it by quitting. The journey to attaining anything worthwhile is not going to be easy, so you need lots of grit and staying power.

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