Don't Quit

Day 1 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Don’t quit.


Imagine if there was a way to look back at past mistakes and see just how close you were to succeeding.


Every time you stopped running when the finish line was just around the corner. 


Every time you stopped pushing on when you were just about to break through.


Unfortunately, many times we give up just when we should have persevered a little big longer.


I believe that the problem in life is rarely ever failure. Instead, it is the decision to quit right when you are on the edge of a breakthrough that kills what could have been. It isn’t a lack of skill. It isn’t a lack of talent. It isn’t bad luck. It’s a lack of willpower.


But how do we remain positive and focused when chaos is all around us? 


It’s easy to keep at something when you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Forcing yourself to push through without seeing the fruits of your labor is much more difficult. Your will to succeed has to outweigh the painful process in order to be successful.


Quitting just isn’t an option. It is a permanent end to what can often be temporary problems. A bad day does not equate to a bad life. Just because you can’t do something today doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to do something one day. Every champion, every master, every expert has failed before. It isn’t the failure that dictates their level of success, it is whether or not they can come back after that failure. Press on, even when it is easier to quit. You’re never a failure until you quit. Failure isn’t fatal. Failure is only permanent when you quit.


You can’t allow yourself to make that decision!


Don't quit.