There are a lot of quitters in the world. In fact there are more quitters than there are finishers. Our world would be a significantly different place if we finished what we started. In no way am I suggesting I am a master finisher, but I do tend to finish more than your average person.
A few years ago a few friends of mine got engaged. They had a lot of issues prior to their engagement, yet they attempted to forge forward anyway. However, they didn’t get married because they refused to workout the issues of their hearts as they were revealed. I have seen a lot of people get married and unengaged due to issues of the heart. The issues of our hearts tend to look like our unfinished projects. We have a lot of excitement, so we rush to finish them. A quarter of the way through the project we realize that the project or relationship isn’t as easy as we expected. It requires a deeper evaluation of our thoughts and more criticism that we can stomach.
We do not finish because we give up. When you give up you tell yourself that it’s alright to fail before reaching the finish line. That is also the way we treat relationships. “I don’t want to put in the work to better myself, not just for me, but for another person, so I give up.” Cue break up text. Finishing isn’t easy but it’s worth it. If we spent more time confronting the issues in our hearts that twinge at the sight of difficulty, we would finish more often.
If your instincts say QUIT, then QUIT! However, if it’s simply your feelings and lack of motivation, continue to press forward.
People with great instincts always transform what they are given to more than what it was when presented to them! -T.D. Jakes Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive
We have all been presented with the same opportunity – TIME! You have the same 365 days a year, 24 hours a day that every successful person has. The difference between them and you isn’t their connections. The difference is they don’t quit no matter how they feel. When you know that you are called to a specific thing or person you don’t quit, you keep going no matter what, because it is not okay to quit!