OPINION – Bill Cosby once stated: “Your desire to succeed should be greater than your fear of failure.”
One of my favorite things to do in life as well as my business is to consistently look at my goals, re-target my goals if necessary and create new goals that push me to another phase of my life.
Whether they are personal goals, spiritual goals and/or professional goals that I set, one thing has come to pass every single time and that is a small thing called:
It seems as though every time I pull myself beyond my current state of being to a higher purpose, challenges take place, disappointments in my personal life happen, my business takes an unfortunate turn in the opposite direction and it appears that reaching what I set out for myself becomes about as distant as the stars in the sky.
When these road blocks occur one of the easiest things to do is quit. Quit that longtime relationship that just needed a little quality time, stop short on hitting that next level of your business because he/or she didn’t follow through on their commitments and/or quit that business because someone told you “no”.
One of the ways I have grown to combat these small “life moments” is what I like to call them, is by simply slowing down. A phrase my mentor taught me a long time ago is “slow down to speed up.”
You see, slowing down when we face unplanned challenges is always okay, but quitting is not.
This is why every small detailed action we take on a daily basis whether we encounter the most promising results or the most unpromising results will ultimately become the difference from reaching a goal or not reaching a goal.
So what’s better than quitting?
Be Bold. Be Great. Be You.