Any Entrepreneur Can Quit When The Going Gets Tuff!

When the Going Gets TuffWhen the going gets tuff, it’s easy to quit! Barring addictions, which is kind of the opposite in that the tough part is quitting, when you’re up against a challenge – whether it was one you were put up against by others or something self-imposed – how often did you think to yourself, “Ah, screw it! I’m done!” Be brutally honest with yourself. Whether you’ve told someone or not, whether you’ve actually quit or not, you’ve at least thought about it, right?
To be fair, if you’ve at least thought about it, you’re normal. But is “normal” actually a good thing? Let’s take a look.

When the going gets tuff, beware of mediocrity


The road to greatness isn’t paved smooth. In fact, one might argue it’s not paved at all and it’s actually not even a road!

Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. ~ Will Smith, actor

So many people accept mediocrity in their business that the road to greatness is rarely traveled. On the “road” to greatness, there are metaphorical jagged rocks, hidden sink-holes, and huge traverses that will need to be navigated! It’s not for the faint-at-heart but when the going gets tuff, it takes a special kind of entrepreneur to persevere.
And you have to take risks. You have to think outside the box and be willing to give something new a whirl. Test and test again. When the going gets tuff, you need to get comfortable! After all, it’s among those jagged rocks that you’ll likely find your inspiration, some perspiration, and probably some answers!

When the going gets tuff for Brian Holoway

NFL All-Pro lineman Brian Holoway, looking back over his career, recollected that when he was playing for the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders, there wasn’t a single day when he didn’t feel like giving up because the road was too tough and the sacrifices were too great. He didn’t quit, of course. He took the risks and was willing to pay the price because he was determined to succeed.
The determination to succeed is an underlying characteristics of true leaders. True leaders never quit when the going gets tuff. Competition only spurs them, and obstacles merely reinforce their determination to succeed. If you have not yet achieved greatness in your life, it is because you have been willing to settle for less. You may not cross the finish line first every time you try, but if you stay in the race, you will eventually prevail.

Is a marathon runner tuff enough?

Consider the marathon runner. 26.2 miles! That’s a bunch of steps – tens of thousands of steps! And each step of the way, it gets more and more difficult to persevere. Close your eyes and imagine it for a moment. Your legs are burning, your feet are sore and heavy like your sneakers are made of cement, sweat is dripping in your eyes, and your energy is running low. You become super sensitive to noises all around you, yet you can hear nothing but the beat of your heart pounding in your chest. You’re about to hit “The Wall”. This is when the going gets tuff, really tuff! You think to yourself, “I can walk off the course right now, take a shower, and I’ll probably still be able to walk tomorrow. I’ll just quit.” This is a metaphor again. Do you quit?
Yes, some will quit when the going gets tuff. Some will “eventually prevail”. Few will persevere, and continue on to greatness.
Do you have what it takes to succeed with your business? Are you destined for greatness? When there’s sweat in your eyes and you’re traversing the jagged rocks on the “road” to greatness – when the going gets tuff – do you quit? Sure, it’s the easy way out, but it’s not the only way out.
I’m willing to bet that if you’ve read to this point, you have what it takes. It’s in there somewhere. You tasted success before. You’re nodding your head. Your heart is starting to pound with excitement, right? Go for it, my friend!
So, what are you going to do? Make up your mind and get it done.

No one gets rich by doing what everyone else is doing. ~Tamara Audi

I honestly and profoundly wish you the best in all you do! If this article got you excited about your potential, about the opportunity that lies before you, or about success through perseverance, fill the form to the right. You’ll get some immediate training, my contact info, and more. Then, pick up the phone and get it done! 😉
Best to you!
– Drew
PS: I’d love to hear about the challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame – how you don’t quit when the going gets tuff. Please comment below!


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  • Seth Lefferts June 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Well, you know, a quitter never wins, and a winner never quits!  After a mere five weeks in our company I attended a highly motivational event in Pheonix, AZ.  While there I heard one of the speakers, the beautiful and powerful Susan Sly, tell me that when she started her business she committed to seven years on autoship.  Seven years!  I made the same commitment that day and I  know that I will be successful.  I plan to win.  Drew, you are a great teacher, accountability coach, and a great friend!
    My word to anyone reading this is…work with Drew.  You can’t lose if you are ready to win.

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  • Seth Lefferts June 17, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Well, you know, a quitter never wins, and a winner never quits!  After a mere five weeks in our company I attended a highly motivational event in Pheonix, AZ.  While there I heard one of the speakers, the beautiful and powerful Susan Sly, tell me that when she started her business she committed to seven years on autoship.  Seven years!  I made the same commitment that day and I  know that I will be successful.  I plan to win.  Drew, you are a great teacher, accountability coach, and a great friend!
    My word to anyone reading this is…work with Drew.  You can’t lose if you are ready to win.

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  • Drew July 19, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Right on, Seth!
    Here’s another quote that I recently ran across that seems fitting to a blog about when the going gets “tuff” – and fitting with exactly what you’re saying, Seth: “Winners are losers who didn’t quit!” I’m not sure who said it but it was in close proximity to another quote, by football coaching great Vince Lombardi: “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.”
    Mighty powerful words! Love it!

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