When I walked in the gym this morning I saw my son, Chris, working out. I went over to say hi and he invited me to finish the rest of his workout with him. I love to do this but I know that after working out with him I basically crawl to my car. He works me out much harder than I do for myself. We were doing one exercise and we were on the 3rd rep, I had 2 more lifts to do and was really struggling. Chris looked down at me and said “If you quit you can’t succeed.”
I looked at him in amazement. I did the last 2 lifts.
That is the #1 key to success; don’t quit. There are so many times in my professional life it just seems too hard and I want to quit. Who will my next coaching client be? Where is my next speaking prospect? Sometimes it’s just hard. Yes, there are the occasional ‘fall from the sky’ opportunities but they can be few and far between. Being an entrepreneur is doing work consistently to grow your business. Just like there isn’t a shortcut to getting fit; there are no shortcuts to growing your business.
Do you feel like quitting? My advice is to take some action toward your goal, whatever your goal is. Taking action gives you confidence and momentum and then you can do the next thing. Just like with working out; finish the reps you committed to doing.
The road to quitting may look easy, but join me on the road to success! That’s where I’ll be.