never give up

this is part of the Toby Code – “never give up, never quit”.  and it is part of a great quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe – “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Stowe’s mindset is the key to success.  what i have found that if you keep doing something and you do not stop doing that something, you will eventually find success.  but the problem is that so many people, including myself, eventually stop doing that something, especially if they do not find success fast enough.  so what happens is you end up with a life full of trying things, but never succeeding or finishing the job.  this then leads to long days in your older years full of small bits of regret.  sure, these are small bits of regret, so most of the time you will be happy.  but, if you really want to go to your grave satisfied, then you need to concentrate on sticking to something until it plays out.  this is the hardest thing in the world to do.  why would you keep doing something that yields no immediate or quick results?  you wouldn’t.  99% of the people in the world would stop doing that something and would move on to their next fancy.  but if you do keep pushing yourself to keep doing that something no matter what –even when you can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel -even when you think “why am I still doing this” –then you will be rewarded.  you will find out that the journey is really the main part of this whole thing–not the end result.  but the real key is to think about the end of Stowe’s quote – “the tide will turn”.  when you are ready to give up – don’t.  because that will be the moment that the tide will turn and all your efforts will start to be rewarded.  this is what every person who has reached their dreams will tell you -just like Stowe has told us and all future generations to come.