“Losers quit when they’re tired, winners quit when they’ve won.”
Sign I saw in a store
March 22, 2017
Can I be honest with you today? I’ve been struggling with what to write about and for the most part, I just didn’t want to do it. Today I even told a good friend that I was ready to quit writing. It’s been a tough week so far, I’m tired, working full time, attending to life, then coming home and spending a couple of hours writing for this blog.
You can relate no? You’ve been exactly where I am right now. Ready to stop whatever it is you’ve been putting your heart into. The rewards are just not coming in quickly enough and you wonder if it isn’t just a waste of your time. Forgive me for being so honest because I know that you come here for something uplifting. Truth be told I write for that same reason, to read something uplifting.
Each day I begin to write what little thought came to mind and I grow it into something that I can use to better myself, and in the process, I hope that it helps you too. After dinner tonight I sat in front of my shelf full of books. I looked at each title hoping for inspiration, for a nugget that I could build upon and bring to life here on MetroFactor.net and I found nothing…nothing. Nothing to share with you, nothing to offer our readers. Then the self-doubt sets in.
I walked away feeling a little down when I received a text from my brother. With my phone in hand, I began to look at the pictures on my phone when I came across one of a sign I saw in a store last year.
“Losers quit when they’re tired”….like I’m tired tonight? “Winners quit when they’ve won”…like I work diligently for this blog to become? Funny how life shakes us awake at just the right time and in just the right way.
So I asked myself the question, which choice would I make tonight? Would I hang up my keyboard and forget the whole thing or would I listen to the words of my friend and follow the course I knew I needed to follow? A course of action that will cost time and effort, thought and creativity? By now the answer is obvious and the obvious question now is…where are you?
Are you feeling like I was? Are you ready to quit? Are you feeling like there will never be a payoff? Like no one really cares how much effort you put into it? Are you beginning to think that your idea was a bad idea? Are the ideas you had losing their shine? Has the inspiration that you once felt been flushed down the toilet?
I guess that it’s time to ask the question. Are you a winner or a loser? Because when you answer that question you’ll know what to do.