I’m saying to quit and to fail…
America is a nation focusing heavily on success. With so much pressure to succeed, we constantly talk about perseverance and willpower. We see banners that read, “Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win”. I argue that quitting and failing are not only good, “they’re grrreat!” (in the words of Tony, the Tiger)
Of those who have achieved financial success, I often see two major contributing factors:
- They quit the things that are detracting them from their goals and are not in line with their faith and values. In other words, they are not afraid to say “no”. It is as important to decide what you’re not going to do as what you are going to do. Choices dictate our future. Are you making good choices with your time and money? Are you positioning yourself for success? Many take on far too many commitments and end up succeeding at none of them because they are spread too thin.
- They are not afraid to fail! Many are often too afraid to fail so they play it “safe”. Playing it safe is a sure way to fail. The riskiest thing you can do is to seek safety over a life of chance and risk. It is during the times we stretch ourselves that we have the biggest financial gains, the business breakthroughs, and we grow closer to God! In the midst of an economic slump, I see people afraid to take a chance. They have given up hope. I hear things like “it’s too difficult to get people to spend money” and “no one wants what I’m selling anymore” or even “a recession is the worst time to launch a business”. They make excuses instead of looking at the opportunities that lie ahead. More millionaire are built during recessions and depressions! Just like a hitter in the midst of a slump is told to swing the bat more. The more swings you take the more likely you’ll get some hits. The same goes for opportunities. The more chances you take, the more likely you are to have success!
So quit what’s not working and don’t be afraid to fail…
What are your thoughts?