It’s Friday – I Quit
How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said it?
I just had a conversation with a good friend of mine and all he could talk about was how things are not working out, and he can’t go on like this for another year, and I thought I would be further along than this.
Well guess what, things are not going to go as planned, things could go on for another year, and yes you may not be as far along as you would like to be. Welcome to the real world.
Success is NOT easy, but all the BS gurus have made people believe all you have to do is push a button and bam; their successful… give your head a shake.
You know how long it took me to be “successful” for the lack of a better word…. 11 years, 11 years of busting my ass!!! Now, if I don’t want to I never have to work another day in my life (sounds great, but that gets boring)
I lost count of how many times I wanted to quit, I lost count how many times my friends said I was wasting my time. (I no longer have these friends, but they sure don’t hesitate asking me for money… bite me!!)
You’re going to have days sometimes many days in a row where you’re going to want to quit, it’s natural. You’re making all the right moves and doing the right things but still it’s not happening.
Guess what it is happening, if you are watching what you are doing, learning from your mistakes, capitalizing on your successes, notice your triumphs and stay the course… you will succeed.
Success does not happen all at once, it happens in little tiny pieces.
But it is going to take some work, and the biggest thing you need to work on is YOU!!
If you do not have the right mind set you will NEVER succeed, end of story, stay at your job and shoot for that promotion as head fry guy.
Success is a mindset, and with that mind set it takes action. With that said you can have the right mind set but if you do nothing, take no action and you will accomplish nothing.
Did you know if you do nothing, you’re actually doing something!!
All my friend could talk about was he could not do this for another year, he has already quit. He was not just bitching and complaining in his own mind he had quit, ah but tell him he had quit and he would deny it.
He had convinced himself that nothing was going to change in the next year, and he was not going to be any further along. Well with that attitude he was right.
What was frustrating was he had not recognized the success he had achieved in the last year, but even this success was not good enough, it should have been more.
Instead of triumphing his success he was triumphing his failure (in his eyes).
If you are having a bad day, embrace it, understand it and know why you are feeling what you are feeling, but DO NOT live there, if you do you WILL quit.
CHANGE YOUR FOCUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
He also said something to me that made me think twice, he said “leo I can quit this project and do something else”
Why just so you can quit again?
If what you are doing is not working, sure quitting can be the right thing, but when you can see progress and you can see GREAT ideas emerging, and you can see small successes each week, why would you want to quit.
Right now if you feel like quitting I want you to watch this video, I still watch this video, this is what it takes to succeed.
Have A Kick Ass Weekend!!
I Believe In You