Quitters and Success

Quitters never Win and Winners never Quit!” – Vince Lombardi
Once you quit… you will quit again…and again, it will become part of your character“- unknown
There’s only one thing that can guarantee our failure, and that’s if we quit.” -unknown
Once you learn to quit…it becomes a habit“- Vince Lombardi
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton

Now this may go against the grain of modern popular thinking, but I still believe that you can never quit. As stated in the quotes above, quitting is directly related to success and failure. In life, I believe that failure is not an option. Because failing means that you gave up.. you quit.
You can make mistakes, you can get knocked down… but you must get back up to be a success in life.
Winning is everything! Yes it is… that does not mean you score more or make more money, or have a bigger house. Winning in life is achieving your goals and accomplishing tasks. That is winning. And you will never win if you give up or quit.

As we are in the mode of making resolutions for the new year, many people say.. I need to quit this or that in the new year. Lets take eating right as an example.
Do you need to quit eating junk… or do you need to start eating good food?
You may need to loose weight, do you do this by quiting the junk food, or eating right?
You see it may give you the same result, but coming at it from a successful mindset rather than a quitters mindset may make a bigger difference. If I want to be successful at eating better foods, then it will cause me to plan better meals, watch what I eat when dining out, maybe throw in some exercise, and start sharping my mind.
On the other hand if I am just going to quit eating junk..then that is all I will do.

I agree with Vince Lombardi… “Once you learn to quit..it becomes a habit“. Once you get used to quitting it becomes easier and easier to quit. You quit on something small, and then the next time the situation gets to tough.. you quit again.. and again…and again.
This will lead you to failure in the long run.

Boy Scouts do not quit. They try and try again. You may have set backs and stumble, but the test of your character is measured by the amount of times you get back up and try again.
This is success.

Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”- Thomas Edison

The Scout Law tells us to be Brave, it takes a certain amount of bravery not to give up.

I will leave you with one final quote from a man that has inspired many. Jimmy Valvano, in a speech given at the 1993 ESPY awards gave an inspirational speech about never giving up.
Toward the end of the speech he said “DON’T GIVE UP..DON’T EVER GIVE UP!” That is the motto of the Jimmy V foundation. It is centered on finding a cure for Cancer, but the theme resonates in our daily lives of achieving success!

Happy Scouting!

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