The difference between losing & quitting

December 30, 2010

You’re not defeated when you lose.
You’re defeated when you quit.

Losing implies we were in the game.
That we made the effort to get to the finish line.

When we have trouble finishing what we started, then we’ve left the game before the outcome is certain.

Well, that’s not exactly true.
The certain outcome is we’ve allowed ourselves to be defeated.

Which is different from being in the game.

There are many reasons why people quit.

Sometimes it’s laziness: folks just not willing to put out the effort to finish.

But usually, it’s fear. Of failure.

Or, of success.

*Paul Coelho tweeted this the other day.

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