When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.
Just a few days ago, I spotted this quote on facebook. It’s good advice.
When I was about six years old, I wanted to learn how to ride a bike. My brother, who is five years older had mastered this skill and I was a bit envious. I still had training wheels on my little bike. It was probably the first time I had to work hard to accomplish something. I didn’t learn the first time I tried. Or the second or even the third. I just know that the reason I wanted to do this was so I could ride alongside my brother. Did I quit? Yes a few times after skinned knees and bruised confidence. I finally learned by remembering how important this was to me.
A few years later I wanted to learn to play the piano. Then I joined the band and wanted to learn how to play the trumpet. Neither was easy to learn and took lots of time and practice. I continued to remember why this was important to me and why I started the process. It worked.
As we get older, there are more things to learn and sometimes more reasons to quit. A new job, a relationship, a career; all things worthy of learning more about. The reasons and excuses for quitting became more complicated. But keeping in mind why you started the process is still important in reaching your goals.
What is the best advice you have ever received?