It’s much easier to quit when you’re winning than when you’re failing. Take gamblers for instance: When they’re on top, it’s much easier to walk away from the tables. But when they’re getting creamed, it’s really hard to walk away. The fight instinct tells us “I can just win it back.” But this isn’t a blog about gambling, so what’s the point?
Simple – When things aren’t working, there’s no shame in walking away. I’ve always hated the saying, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Hitting your head against a brick wall could be God’s way of telling you it’s time to move on.
I know far too many people spending way too much time being average. But they labor under the illusion that it’s shameful to walk away – even when success is obviously impossible.
Don’t make that mistake. Focus on your One Big Thing. Spend your time in your strongest areas, and find someone to help you where you’re weak.
Stop the cycle of failure in your life. Great leaders don’t worry about what won’t work. They’re too busy focusing on what will.