Giving up is easy; that is why most people give up and fail to persevere. Winners know that surrendering is not an option, so they keep winning. How many times have you given up on something you truly wanted? Was it worth it? Giving up on your dreams is one mistake you never want to make if you genuinely want to make your mark in the world. People who made history and people who are currently making history are those who refused to quit and persevere until the end. Therefore, if you want to impact the world, learn to stick to your goal – persevere.
No matter how impossible the conditions you find yourself in, it would help if you rejected the notion of giving up. Keep fighting, keep believing, keep working, keep your eye on the ball, and in no time, you will become all that you ever wanted to be – persevere. Maintain that failure is not an option you are willing to accept. You can choose to keep moving despite failures. Not many people can keep going after a major misstep, except those whose vision makes them keep going and persevere to the end.
Holding on and adopting a “Don’t Quit” mentality is most valuable for success in life.
Here are four things that will keep you persevere when you feel like quitting.
1. Decide not to quit
Making a decision that you will never quit is not easy. You’ll have to stay in momentum to keep going. Promise yourself that you are not a quitter, no matter what lies in your path. Perseverance is not for the faint hearted.
Thomas Edison hit the nail on the head when he said: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So, remember those words the next time you feel like giving up.
2. Keep a journal of your accomplishments
Occasionally, you may find it hard to hold on to your “Don’t Quit” mentality, and that is where keeping a journal comes in handy. Writing down your past accomplishments, especially those you are most proud of, will renew your willpower and endure.
When your inner voice starts telling you to quit, read aloud a few accomplishments to yourself, and recall how you made it all happen. Maintain a “quitting is not an option” attitude throughout the day to ensure you always keep going and persevere.
3. Focus more on the process and less on the outcome
Giving up often arises when you obsess about how things will turn out. Forget about the outcome for a while, and begin focusing on the process. How you choose to work is more important because you spend 99.9% of your time and energy on the process and not the outcome. Adopting a “Don’t Quit” mentality requires that you focus on enjoying the process and persevere.
Learning to care more about the process and less about the result will give you the faith you need to retry or move on to something else after a failure. Give yourself a break and stop wallowing in regret every time you fail. Keep a record of what you learn with every misstep and adopt an “I will do better” attitude and persevere to the end.
4. Make peace with your failures
One smart way of holding on to a “don’t quit” mentality is making peace with your losses. There are some opportunities that you must have missed along the way, specific opportunities that will never be available to you again. Do not let yourself become worried to the point of having an emotional breakdown because of what you missed.