Friday, December 14, 2007

Do you want to quit?

There once was a story about a young man who wanted to cycle from one end of Australia to the other end. It was a daunting task. He cycled and cycled, through the towns and desert. His determination was soon eroded by the distance, hash environment and physical fatigue. He did not think he could continue any more. He wanted to quit. He had only completed half the intended journey. He looked at his map with despair. Suddenly, there was a strong gust of wind, the map folded into half, showing only a part of the journey. The map revealed only the man's next stop. He pushed himself on to the next stop. Upon reaching the place and rested, he uncovered more area of the map and pushed on to the next stop. And soon...as you would have guessed...he finally reached his destination, a step at a time.



Do you have this feeling that you want to quit? You have had enough and it is time to move on.

If you are at this stage, try to look at the next nearest milestone. If you want to quit in January, try to stay until February or March and when that time comes, stretch it a bit longer to June and if, by the end of next year, you still have that feeling then...re-evaluate it again.

This not-so-simple exercise is to ensure you do not quit on impulse and that you have taken the effort to sweat it out first. There is no perfect place on earth (That place can only be found in Heaven). You are placed where you are for a reason.

Success is normally found at the next unexpected turn.

Most people quit too early to see Success.

17 comments:

WaterLearner said...

Good tips MT. Step by Step. One Step at a time. One will reach destination in no time.

MakeTraffic said...

Thanks Karen! Yes, one step at a time. This post is also an encouragement and a reminder to myself. Glad you like it! Cheers!

J@n!ce said...

Good one. When my friend wanted to resign from work & near to yr end. I persuaded her to endure since getting yr end bonus already. LOL :D

Amel's Realm said...

GREAT post, MT!!! ;-D

I find that when you know with all your heart that you're where you're supposed to be, then at least you have your peace of mind. :-))))

MakeTraffic said...

Hahaha, you are right, Janice. Got to tahan for the year end bonus! LOL. Cheers!

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Amel, i absolutely agree! But most people do not know where they are supposed to be. e.g. They don't know whether they are in the right profession, or whether what they are doing is in God's will. We just have to constantly abide in Him to know our true destiny and purpose. Cheers!

Amel's Realm said...

You're SO right about those: that most people don't know if they're in the right profession or place or not...maybe they did, but after a while another opportunity comes along and they wonder which one is God's will for them he he he he...or maybe where they were isn't working out anymore and they wonder where they should go next. :-))))

Blur Ting said...

thanks for the sound advice!

i tagged you in a meme. do it at your own time please.

Tree said...

It's just keep going. Well one little step each time, we'll reach it there !
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MakeTraffic said...

Hi Amel, you are right. Many people are looking for God's will for them. But many a time, they do not realise that they are in the middle of it.

All He asks is that we trust in Him, walk by faith and not by sight.

Cheers!

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Ting,

Thanks for the Visit and the tag! Glad you like the post. Cheers!

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Tree, Thanks the visit! Hope you will one day reach your dream too! Cheers!

Mariuca said...

Hi Mt, thanks for the inspiring post! :):):)

mr fong said...

Hi MT, I love this one! You are a bright person, hehe... You are right, we always quit at the first sign of fatigue, so in the end we do not get what we could have received with perseverance!

mr fong said...

MT!!!!!!!!!! I was reading thru your comments, and it is fantastic, your 2nd reply to Amel. It's a fantastic point: we are often in the middle of the Plan, yet we try to uncover it everywhere. We are inside! Thanks for the reminder and I enjoyed this post alot... :)

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Winston, Thanks! Took me a while to craft it. Glad you like the post! I like your quote and yes we should not we quit at the "first sign of fatigue". Cheers!

MakeTraffic said...

Hi Marzie, you are welcome! Cheers!

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