“It’s always too early to quit.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Woke up this morning with quitting on my mind. Reached for my Samsung Galaxy S4 to do my social media postings and ran across this quote. Talk about adrenaline rush; I lay there thinking about what Norman Peale meant and concluded a person has to keep pressing on despite those days when it seems useless to keep at it. Success, wealth, fame, or name recognition are things that come through a person being excellent. However, what Peale was telling me was that those persons had to go through days where the possibilities seemed hopeless. Peale was referring to persistence and perserverance role’s in dream fulfillment.
Dale Carnegie tells the story of a man who bought a gold mine; found some gold and convinced relatives and friends to invest in the gold mine. He drilled and drilled but hit a fault line that made it appear they had obtained all the resources that mine had to offer. He sold his equipment, the mine and everything associated with it to a poor, common man whose only attribute was vision and common sense. That common man immediately hired an expert in mining who explained what fault lines were and calculated where the man should begin to dig. And you guessed it; 3 feet down from where the other man had quit, this man hit a gusher. Millions more dollars in gold came from that gold mine.
When you hit a blockage and you don’t know why; ask someone for help who knows what to do. Always be teachable and invite others to help you with your dream. Don’t give up on your dreams, your goals because you think it won’t work. My father used to tell me, “Son, It only costs a nickel more to go first class.” So, when you wake up with that quitting feeling, “do it one more day, enlist help, and keep doing it one day at a time until it clicks, until you reach your destination.
It’s your time to soar because you deserve the life you dream!