Don Roulo is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Life Quest. He is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops.
By DON ROULO
We have all heard things like, “Quitters never win and winners never quit.” That phrase sounds good and there is certainly truth in that old adage. We often hear advice to ‘never quit’ from those with outstanding career success or highly successful entrepreneurs.
Successful people never quit, right? Wrong! Successful people quit all the time. It is not a question of whether they quit or not. The question is what do they quit? They quit doing things unsuccessful people do.
They quit wasting time.
They quit hanging around negative people.
They quit thinking small.
They quit being selfish.
They quit saying, “I can’t.”
They quit making excuses.
They quit looking for a handout.
They quit waiting for something to happen.
They quit seeing the worst in every situation.
They quit burying their talents.
They quit seeing themselves as insignificant.
The list can go on and on. Everyone who experiences success in their career or who has a successful business is a quitter. We all have to quit doing the things that stop us from being everything we are created to be. We should lay aside, or quit, doing the things that stop us from running our race, so we can live life to the fullest.
When we hear experts and highly successful people say, ‘never quit’ what do they really mean? I believe they are encouraging us to always pursue our dreams. Let nothing stop you from following your heart and your dreams. However, while you pursue our dreams, you must quit doing some good things, so you can achieve great things.
If you want to start a side business, you will have to quit your bowling league. If you want the job of your dreams you will have to quit waiting for someone to call you and be proactive about your job search. You may have to quit spending time on the computer, so you can spend more time brainstorming and making plans. It is simply about making choices and setting priorities.
In no way am I saying you should never take time relax and enjoy life with your hobbies. Relaxing and having hobbies are important to our complete and overall well-being. However, you will find you need to quit doing some things which do not add to, or produce results toward your ultimate goals.
Did you find anything on the list to quit? What do you need to quit doing now? Go ahead and be a quitter. You have permission!
About the Author
Don Roulo is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops.
One of his most requested workshops is called, Master’s Millionheirs, which trains and equips budding entrepreneurs to make sure they follow sound foundational principles to ensure success in life and business. He believes to achieve true success it is vital to “make a life, not just a living.”
As a business consultant, he has written business plans and worked to market products or services as well as organizing financial statements for investors. Because of his success in the sales and business arena, Don has been blessed with the opportunity to train, motivate and inspire others. His passion is to motivate and equip people to find their passion and achieve their goals and God given destiny.