Our Innate Desire to Quit When the Going Gets Tough

by Hyrum Estrada

I have seen a pattern amongst many people in life; the pattern of quitting when times get tough. Quitting is perhaps one of the easiest things to do because it requires no effort at all. Quitting on your business, quitting school, quitting relationships, quitting on goals that you are pursuing.

I once heard a man say that “quitters never win and winners never quit.” There is a story in the book “Think And Grow Rich” in which a man bought a mining field. He dug and dug for gold and found nothing. He had expensive machinery and he dug and dug with it and still nothing. After getting FRUSTRATED and DISCOURAGED he quit and sold his field to another guy. This guy started off right where the other had left off and he just dug 3 feet deeper and hit gold. He became an instant millionaire. This is a true story, look it up in the book. The guy who sold the field was 3 feet away from hitting gold, but he threw in the towel early.

We must pay a price for success of any kind. If you are looking for success in marriage, business, your career, and school, etc…there is ALWAYS a price to be paid. The price tag is different for everyone, but none the less, a price must be paid. We wonder how some people come into a network marketing business and a month later have put a few thousand in there pocket. How?

The reason can be because they have paid the price. The price was either paid with another company or during some other point in their lives. If success was all cup cakes and ding dongs then it wouldn’t mean anything to us. How can we know the difference between bitter and sweet until we have tasted both of them? The same goes with life. We must know how it feels to fail, to feel like nothing, to feel like a loser. It is in those moments when it is the easiest to throw in the towel and quit.

“Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heart breaking struggles before they “arrive”. The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of crisis, through which they are introduced to their “other selves” - Napoleon Hill

In my opinion failure is only failure if we do not get up once more than we fall down and if we do not learn from them. I have failed in many many many things in my life. What keeps me going forward? My WHY keeps me moving forward. Your WHY is perhaps something different than mine. Your reason why could be many:Wife, children, parents, retirement, religious beliefs, etc… you must find out what your reason is for moving forward. If you have no purpose (in your career, business, and relationship, etc…) then you will just be like a leaf that goes where the wind takes it.



It is that simple. Sometimes hard. But it is as simple as make a decision, take action and persevere until you succeed. Failure is virtually guaranteed if you do nothing.
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I am not who you think you think I am. I am not who I think I think I am. I am who I think YOU THINK I am…


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