Failure does not equal…

…Quitting!

I hope that is straightforward for you. Many people blend the words together, and I don’t seem to understand why. Failure is good. It allows us to grow and achieve amazing things. Quitting simply means we have decided to give up. No one forces us to quit. It is a solo decision.

But it also doesn’t mean you need to stick with things that you don’t love. For example, you are tired of your career and want a new job. Seeking a new one does not mean you are a quitter. Not at all. It could actually be the wisest decision you have ever made.

But deciding that you are going to start cleaning up the way you eat, by eliminating as many processed foods from your diet as possible, cutting out the sugar, and cutting back on the alcohol, and then stopping after only a few days…now that is QUITTING. Or starting a new exercise routine and giving up on it after only one week because you are sore. Your stomach was growling, you began to have headaches and you just did not feel good and you could no longer take the self-induced pain. So you told yourself to forget it. You allowed your mind to play tricks on you. That is QUITTING with a capital Q.

We tell smokers to QUIT smoking…and if they do it, it does not mean they are QUITTERS. Again, there are several plays on words here.

Now that I have taken you down this path today, I will finally get to what I really wanted to share with you, that of a simple poem..

Don’t Quit

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man.

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor’s cup

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down

How close he was to the golden crown

-Anonymous-

Thanks for being here. I hope this gave you a little extra motivation on a Wednesday morning. After all, it is hump day. You are almost there. Stay blessed!

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