Wow. Time sure flies in Semester two, doesn’t it? We’re nearing the end of the semester now! For some people, that’s a good thing. For others? Not so much.
Regardless of which camp you fall into take a moment and think carefully about how things are going. If things are going well – great! How can things get better What is working? What isn’t?
For some people, things haven’t gone quite so well. Things haven’t necessarily worked out the way you had hoped or planned. To you I want to say something; I want you to listen very closely.
Don’t. Ever. Quit.
I’ve heard you – in the hallways, in classrooms, in the parking lot. I’ve heard you.
You tell your friends that it’s not a big deal and that you don’t care but your eyes say differently. You’ve started to think that you can’t succeed and that maybe you should just give up. Don’t!
People talk about “the secret to success”. The reality is that this so-called “secret” is pretty simple. It’s just this – Don’t ever quit.
Success can be defined as getting up one time more than you’ve been knocked down. Failure? It’s a necessary stepping stone to it. Failure or defeat teaches us something… but only if we don’t quit.
There are times that things just aren’t going to go right – sometimes things just happen and sometimes we make them happen due to our own actions (or inaction).
You want something? You want more? Prove it.
Want to be the best? Earn it.
Decide that you CAN do something to fix things and then WORK for it.
Believe in yourself and your dreams or goals. Want it? Go get it. Stand up and reach for it. …and keep reaching until you’ve got it.
Don’t. Ever. Quit!