If you’re a habitual quitter, stop reading right now. Quit. If you want to succeed, I’ve got a secret for you. The secret to success is very simple: DO NOT QUIT. Most people who make it to where they are get there because they don’t give up. Take a look at the dandelion below. How it can squeeze its way through asphalt is unbelievable. But it does!
Lots of people quit when anything starts pinching or hurting or becomes boring. Those are the people who will never succeed. Oh yes, I’ve quit umpteen times – my favorite is going to the gym. I can’t even begin to count the times I’ve started with gusto and then slowly drifted away. Most times it was because I didn’t do enough work, hence nothing changed. I didn’t lose weight, I didn’t get toned and worst of all, I got bored and so I quit. So where am I now where the gym is concerned? Back to square one. If I had never quit, I wouldn’t be in this position.
The good news? It’s never too late to start again.
There have never been more people publishing books because these days it’s so easy to say you’re a published author. People who have blogs, who self-publish, who publish their works on other people’s blogs or their stories on sites that publish them without payment all call themselves published authors. And I guess they are, in a way. But my measuring stick is payment, moolah, bread, bucks, cash, greenbacks __________ (fill in whatever your favorite slang word for money is).
If you have never been published before, these non-paying sites are great to give you the satisfaction of seeing your name in print. But why give away what you can get paid for? And that’s where never giving up comes in. I’ve got new for you. Getting paid for your work is TOUGH. It’s hard to get through the slush pile. Rejection does a number on your psyche. It’s depressing. But if you don’t give up, you’ll eventually get there. Your writing will improve, you’ll make the right connections and the secret to success will be yours.
Do you agree that the secret to success is to never give up?