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Been reading and writing posts on this site for years and see people come and go so I thought I would ask people how many times did you seriously think about quitting and what changed your mind to keep working at it. Maybe peoples answers will motivate people to keep going at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    For me, it's the dissatisfaction of knowing that I could do so much more if I just develop the skills and discipline to build a better life for myself and my family.

    Quitting is easy but regret isn't... not for me, at least.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Fox
    Because through persistency I'd gotten lucky.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by marks2424 View Post

    Been reading and writing posts on this site for years and see people come and go so I thought I would ask people how many times did you seriously think about quitting and what changed your mind to keep working at it. Maybe peoples answers will motivate people to keep going at it.
    I'm stubborn. lol. It's true.. I have a tough time with throwing in the towel and admitting defeat..
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    I burned the bridges... I quit my job completely so I had no choice but to make it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tariqsal
    I loved the idea of owning my business too much to quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author vojohn33
    When I first started out, i thought of quitting almost every single day. It was hard working for something on a day to day basis when you didn't see results. What kept me going was motivational videos that I would listen to every single day. For two years, I lived by two quotes that kept me going every single day:

    1) "sucessful people do what they need to do, when they need to do it, whether they feel like it or not"
    2) "Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't"

    I once had the mentality that listening to motivational tapes was nonsense, and a waste of time, but changing your mindset is the first key to changing your life. I'm glad I had those quotes to keep me going, because if I didn't, I'd still be where i was 2 years ago, which was playing video games, watching tv, and just letting time pass me by.
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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    I did quit. More than once.

    In fact I spent several months -- and many, many, many hours -- planning and developing at least two startups that never even made it to launch.

    Quitting gets a bad rap around here, but sometimes the best thing you can do is to quit, regroup and then try something else -- or maybe even just giving up completely. Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur.

    As for my current business, I didn't quit because it was apparent from the day I launched my site that it would be successful. No, we weren't making millions of dollars from day one -- I think in the first month we made something like $300. But there were other indicators such as the traffic we got and the emails we received that let us know that we had struck a chord; that there was a demand out there for what we were providing; and that our approach to meeting that demand, while not perfect, was at least on the right track.

    My point is that there's no shame in giving up. Moreover, continually working on a business or an idea that's just going nowhere might prevent you from doing something that actually does bring you the success that you're looking for. Obviously you don't want to jump from idea to idea without really trying to implement anything. But at the same time, not giving up when you're just doing the wrong thing over and over and over again will only lead to more failure.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I always knew why. I wanted freedom more than I feared failing.

    I quit a few times, for days But I never seriously saw me quitting long term or forever. I wanted to have fun and be free more than I feared being uncomfortable. That ultimate driver helped me purify my intent so even if I lost all my dough and everything else - and this DID happen - I kept going. I wanted to circle the globe more than I wanted to live an average life, doing the 9-5 bit.

    I wanted to be known so I could help other folks, inspiring them to retire to become pro bloggers.

    Once you thirst for freedom and fun more than you fear doing uncomfortable stuff, you are beyond golden. You won't lose no matter what. You'll keep going no matter what.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author antidajjal
    i never stop making money thats why
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I don't like people and want to work on my own and call my own shots
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      I don't like people and want to work on my own and call my own shots

      Now that cracked me up! When I get a chance I am digging into all your old posts I know I will not be disappointed..


      I had to ask myself damn do I feel the same?

      But I think for me it was office politics, commuting, wearing a rope I mean a tie around the neck with a starched shirt. Oh the humanity!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      I don't like people and want to work on my own and call my own shots
      Thanks Robert, that's cheered me up this morning!

      For me it's those little victories (oh and when you make a sale of course).

      Things like, you've learned some quick SEO tricks for your blog then you see your latest post on page 1 or 2 of the big G.

      Or your video is doing nothing on YouTube so you research how to get it ranked properly and 48 hours later its had 400 views...

      I still like Roberts answer better though

      Cheers
      Jon
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    i wanted freedom and doesn't like to be push around ...
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    • Profile picture of the author goyem
      Originally Posted by brekmokmung View Post

      i wanted freedom and doesn't like to be push around ...
      i wanted to be a millionaire before i reach 40,,thats why
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  • Profile picture of the author brekmokmung
    a millionaire before 40 ...thats a right thing to think about
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Sold my online Biz for 200K and never looked back now I am in IT and making lots more
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  • Profile picture of the author azaria2410
    When i hear two quotes
    #1 successful peoples do what they need to do weather it is need or not
    #2 today i'll do what others won't tomorrow i will get things others won't
    This make me feel strong and movitational i have a dream and i never give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author goyem
    i also have a big dream in IM

    i want to be a somebody
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by goyem View Post

      i also have a big dream in IM

      i want to be a somebody

      That is a sincere and deep statement my friend.

      We sometimes get so excited and determined that we just invest in a domain name and say we started a business!

      The real life changer will be in helping others. The more you do it the more you get rewarded in return.

      -Art
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  • Profile picture of the author ClickDale
    2 Reasons...

    (1) Back in 2008 I lost my job...couldn't find work...had to move into Mom's house with my pregnant wife at the age of 30. I felt so hopeless..and nobody would hire me. I got fed up and hired myself. Now I'm a relentless beast! Thank you everyone who didn't hire me!

    (2) I can't live my life wondering "What if". What if this idea might work? What if this could be a million dollar idea? What if I can take a huge market share in this area? What if this could be huge? I would rather try...go big...and fail...than sitting on the couch all day watching tv and getting old and looking back at life wondering...What if?
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  • Profile picture of the author killgame11
    Originally Posted by marks2424 View Post

    Been reading and writing posts on this site for years and see people come and go so I thought I would ask people how many times did you seriously think about quitting and what changed your mind to keep working at it. Maybe peoples answers will motivate people to keep going at it.
    I burned the bridges.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    2 Reasons as well...

    (1). My first daughter who's now 8 years old.

    (2). My second daughter who's now 9 months old.

    I'll be crazy if I quit doing something I really love using my PC and internet (and make money from it), while staying home more for them.
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    I want to sell my drawing later on!
    Wish me luck, okay?!

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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Awesome, awesome responses.

    As for myself...

    ...just never crossed my mind.

    You get frustrated sometimes,
    sure but...

    ...quitting?

    Me no comprehende.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Why din I not quit? Simple - because the bills do not quit showing up in my mailbox!


    For me quitting was not an option, persevering is the option.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Why didn't I quit? Because I wanted it BAD! When you have a clear cut vision of your future and know in your heart that will get there one day, you can't quit. You're motivated beyond belief. You have to have short-term memory...don't dwell on failures. Learn and adapt from them. Use your mini-successes to give you confidence to keep moving forward.

    There's a Chinese proverb that illustrates this perfectly...

    "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed"

    That's why I didn't quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author marks2424
    Glad I got so many responses to something I had wanted to ask for a while. I have heard a lot about why people are ready to quit most of which seemed to be not being able to figure something out and I really understand and think most of us do. If you start something and it doesn't work I think everyone's biggest problem is Why and when there could be at least 10 things that could be making it not work it is difficult to even know which one of the 10 things to look at first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I've quit so many times and then restarted again that it's crazy. But why didn't i quit, for good? Cause a job is a means to an end.... for the CEO of job. They'll cut you loose based on their profits levels at any point in time - no matter what your situation in life is.

    And i hate jobs that thinks they're doing a good deed for you by giving you 25cent raise after the first 30 days on the job. It'll be another 20 years before you get another 25cent raise. I hate jobs man. Really do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    what changed your mind to keep working at it.
    I knew I had what it takes and it was just a matter of time.

    Turns out, I was right.
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  • Profile picture of the author yindon
    i don't know if people are quitting now because i am about to start ... maybe its a long journey ahead of me, who knows ...
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  • Profile picture of the author albaser
    Took a few bad roads down the way like a lot of us and had a few breaks but came back as know there is a way to make it out there. Just have to keep at it perhaps this time. I will get it right with a bit more perseverance with a better product and real back up.
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