Over the past several years… I’ve noticed a change of heart. People overall have developed a better understanding of one another, have become a little more ‘easy going’ in accepting other’s views, and have learned to be more tolerant of societies’ differences.
In fact… we have become a more ‘laid back’ society!
This is great in many aspects, however, whenever there is major change… there is always a positive and negative effect, and the negative aspect to this change is that…
WE HAVE BECOME TOO LAID BACK IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES.
It’s one thing to be casual regarding other people’s activities… it’s a whole different matter to become casual about your own!
In fact… we’ve become so laid back, that it’s become an after thought to quit!
At the first sign of opposition… WE QUIT!
When we experience a few bad days… WE QUIT!
If people challenge what we do… WE QUIT!
We’ve become a culture that says it’s OK TO FAIL!
There used to be this saying that “When the going gets tough… the tough gets going!” What happened to our toughness? What happened to “Don’t give up… don’t ever give up!” (words spoken by the late great Jim Valano) What happened to our spirit?
If you’re reading this, and you’ve become accustomed to quitting… there are 3 things you must do to regain and unstoppable spirit!
1. SET YOUR OWN STANDARDS
Establish your own goals, and set your own schedule to attain them. Do not get caught up in societies’ norms. In other words, don’t do what everybody else is doing. Set your own higher standards… and reach them.
2. EXPECT OBSTACLES
If you’ve lived long enough on this earth… then you know that things will not always go your way. You should not expect failure, but you better not act like the world is against you whenever you face adversity. Many have faced obstacles, and many have overcome them! You’re no different.
3. REMAIN IN CONSTANT MOTION
The reason many people quit… is because it takes them too long to attain their goals. The reason most goals take so long… is because of people’s tendency to start, stop, start again, then stop again… and so on. But when we remain in motion, our short-term goals won’t become life-long endeavors.