Thursday, January 25, 2007

Why Some People Quit and Some People Never Give Up!

That's the title of a fantastic article by Tom Venuto of "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle." Renee posted it on her website here, and anyone who is trying to make changes needs to read it. Here's why: as much as we can try to change our thinking, our beliefs, and our actions, because we are human (darn it!) there will be times when old thinking, beliefs, and behaviors will come back. And how we respond when that happens, well, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail, in my opinion.

And if you need another thought on the subject, here's what Calvin Coolidge had to say about it:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

2 comments:

Brit-Man said...

20% physical 80% mental is a maxim I've found seems to ring true.

:-) :-).

Matt

Meghan said...

Love this quote! I agree with Matt also, it seems that success is 80% mental.