5. Don’t Quit

Quite the most overused words said when it comes to accomplishing something but it’s true, don’t quit. Many people get discouraged when they start something and fail, leading them to quit. They think a one-time failure means it’s over, but you need to fail to succeed. Failure shows you where you went wrong and how to fix it. When you fail, work to find the right solution.

Quitting entirely is the true definition of failure. It means you weren’t strong enough through the downs, and now you will never know what succeeding feels like. What if you were one failure away from success? Every successful person has failed, but they continue to carry on because if you really believe in something and want it with all your heart, there’s no other option than winning.

Thomas Edison created 10,000 failed prototypes of his electric bulb before succeeding. When asked about failing, he said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” If Edison can “fail” 10,000 times, I believe you’re competent to fail 5,10, or even 20 times before you find what works for you.

You have to give yourself time, not everything will go perfectly. It’s like learning how to ride a bike, in the first couple of attempts you may fall or not be able to keep your balance but the more you do it, the better you get at it. The same applies to your first video, blog, or post. But the more you do these things, the better you will get at them, leading you to succeed.

“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.” —Mark Cuban

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