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Do Not Quit. You Are Closer Than You Think

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A personal letter to anyone thinking about quitting.

In the last week, I have had more people contact me who are thinking about quitting and throwing in the towel than ever before. People I have known for quite a while and some that were complete strangers. I’m not sure why in the last week, there have been so many people out there thinking about giving up, but it made me want to write a message for anyone who is currently thinking about quitting.

This is for you.

I want you to realize that you have not come this far, to only come this far. You have spent so much time, heart, and hard work creating something for yourself. Don’t you dare think about quitting. Realize one thing; you could be one day away from succeeding. That’s the thing with making your dreams a reality, you have no idea how close you are to it until you make it, and you could miss that entire opportunity by throwing in the towel and walking away forever.

We live in a world where people prepare a plan for failure rather than focusing more on making their dreams a reality. Stop spending time thinking about failing and how you can continue after not making it and start focusing on not quitting. Focus on making something work and push forward. Re-train your mind to focus on continuing to work even when it’s hard. When you get tired, learn to take a break instead of quitting.

I want you to realize is that making your dreams happen is supposed to be hard. It’s supposed to test you over and over again. When you pour your heart into something and don’t see it happen the way you want, it’s hard. That’s how it’s supposed to be. This is where grit comes in. You have to keep going even when you don’t see any change at all. You have to have a special kind of vision in your head to continue something that doesn’t work over and over again until one day, it works. Believe in your dream, your vision, and keep going.

Many people are scared of failure; the idea of not making it happen is often enough to get them to quit. The idea of putting so much time, energy, and effort into something they love and have it not be guaranteed can be paralyzing. But here’s the thing, if you learn to change your focus, you’ll realize that the only possible way to fail is by quitting, then the solution is pretty simple; Don’t Quit.

Learn to work for yourself. No one in this world will hand you your dreams. No one will put the hard work into making it happen for you. No one will stay up all night working on your dream. If you really want it, you have to work for yourself. If you believe in yourself, your work ethic, your drive, then nothing can stop you.

Never put a time limit on reaching your goals and dreams. You know how crazy it sounds to me when someone tells me they have been working on their business for three full years and are thinking about throwing in the towel? You are working on a dream that will be something you can enjoy the rest of your life. And you’re willing to set a time limit on making it happen and are disappointed in not yet achieving it in a few years? I wish I would have documented the days where no one knew who I was and the days I worked on something day in and day out while not one person noticed. Those days say more about who I am than today. Those days have built me into someone who does not quit, someone who can work for themselves and push forward until they make it and figure it out. And you can do the same, as long as you don’t quit.

If you are on the path of turning your dreams into a reality, then I’m willing to bet you have people in your life that don’t support what you do or don’t believe it’s even possible. It could be a complete stranger or your closest friend. It could be someone from the online world that’s never met you or family that’s known you your whole entire life. Regardless of who it is, it’s difficult to hear and feel. Put those people aside and focus on proving them wrong. I have something about me, I’ve had it my whole life, and that is this; I have always been able to pull the motivation from people telling me I can’t do something and show them that I can.

Tell me I can’t, and I will.

Learn to use the doubters as motivators and make your dream a reality.

Raise your standards and surround yourself with those who inspire you. The ones who know what it’s like to dedicate themselves to pursuing their dreams and thinking bigger than the rest. Stop feeling guilty for wanting more out of life than the typical person and pursue your dreams with everything you have.

Realize you have the same 24 hours in the day as everyone else, and it’s 100% up to you what you do with them. Every day it’s your choice to sit back and let those hours pass you by or get to work. Success never happens overnight. Success is determined by how you spend every single hour, day in and day out. 

When you’re thinking about quitting, think about why you started and focus on envisioning the day you can look back to this day and realize that pushing past the hard day was the best decision ever. It will happen, but it can only happen if you’re not willing to quit. Anything is possible if you’re ready to put in the hard work and never quit.

Do not give up. You are closer than you think.

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