Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Never. Stop. Trying.

Are you going through a frustrating time in your life? Maybe it's one of those "peak" times at work when everything seems to be hitting all at once. Maybe it's the never ending struggle to juggle a somewhat reasonable life away from work and it just isn't fitting together the way you need it to. Maybe it just feels like a bit too much lately.

Do not use this word. The word never does not apply to life. It's too final. It doesn't give you a way out, and it certainly doesn't allow your team to see brighter days ahead if you're working through a challenging period of time. Never doesn't work. Ever.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Now. Yes, that is easier said than done, but the reality of the world is that only you can truly make a difference in your life, both personally and professionally. If you're waiting for someone else to do it you might as well start using the word never...as in "it's never going to get better."

Are you with me so far?

Keep doing this. Start now. If you fail, try harder. Nothing beats trying harder than you think you can. Leaders try harder, even when they feel like quitting. There is nothing wrong with feeling deflated, defeated, or beaten. But you have to keep trying.

How About You
Three words...never...stop...trying. Make them work for you today.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  1. Bam! Like a hammer to the head - great points Jay..sorry I am reading this at the end of the day though....would have been a great way to kick off the A.M. !

    1. Many thanks Scott. Maybe it deserves a re-read tomorrow morning!