I told you that you’re going to mess up, that people make mistakes, fall off the bandwagon, whatever you want to call it. And today I’m telling you not to quit. Just don’t.
As Norman Vincent Peale says,
It’s always too early to quit.
And it is. When you give up before you’re finished, you aren’t proving to yourself how successful you can be, how strong you are. When you quit before you reach your goals, all your showing is that you don’t value yourself enough to change. Really, I’m not just reading into things. When you quit, you’re giving in to your weaker half and letting it win.
Quitting is the opposite of success.
Rather than throwing in the towel, take a close look at what makes you feel like you need to. Get honest with yourself and ask yourself some important, and maybe personal, questions. What makes you feel that way? What are you afraid of? How can you overcome your fears? What is getting in your way? How can you figure a way around it? Do you need to stop or do you want to stop?
Now is a time for honesty, self-evaluation, deep breathing. Take a short break if you need to. Treat yourself kindly, maybe pamper yourself a bit. Meditate, go for a walk, do some sun salutations. Whatever it might take to get your brain refocused and ready to begin again.
But now is not the time to stop moving forward. It’s never, ever the time time to quit.