Giving up is easy; that is why most people give up. Winners know that surrendering is not an option, they are persistent so they keep winning. How many times have you given up on something you truly wanted? Was it worth it? Giving up on your dreams is one mistake you never want to make if you genuinely want to make your mark in the world.
Why Be Persistent?
People who made history and people who are currently making history are those who refused to quit. Therefore, if you want to impact the world, learn to stick to your goal and be persistent.
No matter how impossible the conditions you find yourself in, it would help if you rejected the notion of giving up. Keep fighting, keep believing, keep working, keep your eye on the ball, and in no time, you will become all that you ever wanted to be.
You can choose to keep moving despite failures. It only means you have the courage to be persistent. Not many people can keep going after what feels like a humiliating misstep, except those whose vision makes them keep going and persist in spite of the setback.
Holding on and adopting a “Don’t Quit” mentality is most valuable for success in life.
Here are four things that will keep you moving when you feel like quitting.
1. Decide not to quit
Taking a decision that you will never quit is not easy. You’ll have to stay in momentum to keep going. Promise yourself that you are not a quitter, no matter what lies in your path.
Thomas Edison hit the nail on the head when he said: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So, remember those words the next time you feel like giving up.
2. Keep a journal of your accomplishments
Occasionally, you may find it hard to hold on to your “Don’t Quit” mentality, and that is where keeping a journal comes in handy. Writing down your past accomplishments, especially those you are most proud of, will renew your willpower.
When your inner voice starts telling you to quit, read aloud a few accomplishments to yourself, and recall how you made it all happen. Maintain a “quitting is not an option” attitude throughout the day to ensure you always keep going.
3. Focus more on the process and less on the outcome
Giving up often arises when you obsess about how things will turn out. Forget about the outcome for a while, and begin focusing on the process. How you choose to work is more important because you spend 99.9% of your time and energy on the process and not the outcome. Adopting a “Don’t Quit” mentality requires that you focus on enjoying the process and working right.
Learning to care more about the process and less about the result will give you the faith you need to retry or move on to something else after a failure. Give yourself a break and stop wallowing in regret every time you fail. Keep a record of what you learn with every misstep and adopt an “I will do better” attitude.
4. Make peace with your failures
One smart way of holding on to a “don’t quit” mentality is making peace with your losses. There are some opportunities that you must have missed along the way, specific opportunities that will never be available to you again. Do not let yourself become worried to the point of having an emotional breakdown because of what you missed. Better yet, start creating new opportunities for yourself and stay persistent in your journey.