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YOU SHOULD QUIT !!!!

I'm a big believer in quitting. I think it's a good thing. You should do more of it.

Yes, I did say quitting and -- yes -- I did say you should do more of it!
Sound odd? I'm not surprised. Maybe it's that neat-o 'survival instinct' of yours kicking in.

Or maybe after years and years of hearing the old saw "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins" bull**** you came to believe it.

After all, from the time, when we were very young children we've been taught that quitting is something negative that "losers do". Real life, however, shows us that quitting is very often a positive force in our lives.

Don't believe me? Try a few of these "quits" and see how much your life improves:

  • Quit doing the things that aren't bringing you the results you want.
  • Quit procrastinating
  • Quit rushing
  • Quit being a "Victim"
  • Quit feeling miserable for yourself (and being miserable about stuff beyond your control).
  • Quit trying to be everything, to do everything, and to have everything.
  • Quit giving less than 100% all the time.
  • Quit blaming others for your lack of success
  • Quit making excuses.
  • Quit listening to excuses.
  • Quit saying "should've... could've... would've"
  • Quit saying “Yes…but”
  • Quit expecting more from others than from yourself.
  • Quit trying to be like everyone else.
  • Quit working overtime.
  • Quit talking when you should be listening.

If you can quit just one of these things, you'll be creating positive action in your life. But you have to quit first!

It's a simple idea most of us overlook: To really be a winner, you have to be able to stop doing stuff that's not good for you!

So quit waiting... and take action!

Hope this helps a few people out on their IM Journey.


cheers


Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author John Racine
    Anton,

    I cannot agree with you enough. Early in my life I heard a phrase that has stuck with to this day:

    "If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got"

    I challenge everyone to quit just as Anton suggests, you will be happier for it, I guarantee it.

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    • Profile picture of the author gallus
      Originally Posted by John Racine View Post

      Anton,

      I cannot agree with you enough. Early in my life I heard a phrase that has stuck with to this day:

      "If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got"

      I challenge everyone to quit just as Anton suggests, you will be happier for it, I guarantee it.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonChoi
    Interesting perspective! I prefer to use the phrase 'let go' instead of 'quitting', but they accomplish the same thing.

    I realize in order to strive forward, sacrifice really is necessary, as in putting an end to excuses, complaints, delayed action, etc. There really is a price to pay for success, and it involved putting an end to all that negativity described above.
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyBabb
    Great share! Didn't know quitting so much could be so rewarding... Another great list I need to print out and go over from time to time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Lololol. I was not sure what this post would be about. Interesting. Good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaynjordan
    Great advice! I think I needed to hear this tonight. Between the motivation from here and listening to Dani Johnson, I'll have my tooshie in gear by this weekend. Thanks guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author ElliotBerg
    You brought a new light to quitting. There is a negative face of quitting and most of the people cover it with a veil stating that it is for failures but quitting is part of life just like any other thing. Good Share.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Grant
      Anton my man,

      You have set a great topic here and one that everyone should take note of.

      It is real thought provoking stuff as it should take everyone's minds for a walk through a world of possibility so don't quit posting this stuff, it is what dreams are made of

      Oh and yeah I realise there is a lot of similar sig images turning up on this page but my thoughts are mine and not just here cause we are mates...
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      • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
        Originally Posted by tonygrant View Post

        Anton my man,

        You have set a great topic here and one that everyone should take note of.

        It is real thought provoking stuff as it should take everyone's minds for a walk through a world of possibility so don't quit posting this stuff, it is what dreams are made of

        Oh and yeah I realise there is a lot of similar sig images turning up on this page but my thoughts are mine and not just here cause we are mates...
        Tony

        Hey Tony,

        Thanks for the props.

        You understand and have expereinced the power of quitting and that is why you rock man!! It is a pleasure having you as a good friend on this journey.

        Cheers

        Anton
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      • Profile picture of the author Noctilus
        I agree with a comment above that it should be "letting go off" more than "quitting" because "quitting" has such a negative connotation to it. But then we give words meaning and power so whatever works for us I guess.

        The message is important and for most of us it comes at the right time. We're done with 3 months of this new year and we should only look ahead rather than ponder on the resolutions that we didnt meet.

        Make new ones and move on with it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
      Originally Posted by peerless2acme View Post

      You brought a new light to quitting. There is a negative face of quitting and most of the people cover it with a veil stating that it is for failures but quitting is part of life just like any other thing. Good Share.
      Thanks peerless2acme,

      Yes, most people cover it with a veil as you say and try and give it another label or make it sound less "negative" but hey lets all get over ourselves and face facts....sometimes you simply need to call it "quits".

      The label we/you (or society) give this decision/action in irrelevant, the true genius lies in the outcome of chosing to QUIT

      Those actions/behaviors/decisions you have chosen to quit you change your destiny in some small way and guide it (hopefully) on a more fulfilling and abundant course.

      Stay Strong & Propser.

      cheers

      Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lloyd
    Thank you Anton,

    Came just at the right time. I've been having a poor sales week and last night I even blamed my dog for my failings.

    I must get back to the habit of asking myself regularly, "Is what I'm doing now helping me achieve my GOALS?" If it isn't I will immediately drop it and go and do something that will.

    Must go now inspired again and make some sales.

    Cheers Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyke
    Nice one. When I saw the headline, I thought, "I know, this fellow's encouraging everybody else to pack in so he can corner the market"! Turns out I couldn't have been more wrong.

    Oh, and one more thing you may want to add to your list:

    - Quit spending so much time in this bloody forum and go and do something productive to move your business forward!

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author vic alexander
    Yes Anton. If we could just make tiny adjustments we could improve our lives.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmanjack
    There are a lot of things we can Quit that will make our lives better. I choose to use the start method instead of the quit method.

    As in start doing something productive the first thing in the morning before you do anything else. I am now doing something productive on my websites before i check my email which usually sidetracks me.

    Something that has been helping is I downloaded a clock that chimes every hour. When it chimes i ask myself if what i am doing is something that i should be doing or is there something i could be doing that is better than what i am doing.

    It works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rishy
    This is a very good example of a negative headline such as - Don't buy something....until you read this...,inspite of learning copywriting so much I still got tricked into believing that he is asking to quit internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author JMSD
    Whilst quitting negative habits is to be aplauded, it is far from "BS" the adage re "a winner never quits..." or "quitter never wins". Both make logical sense.

    What doesn't make logical sense to me is to use one set of quotes as basis for an argument about something totally unrelated.

    The two are entirely different scenarios.
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Nice twist on the subject, Anton, thanks for your post.

    Shows simply that there are always different ways of looking at things,
    and that no things are inherently good or bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nic Oliver
    I'd add
    "Quit being a victim"
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  • Profile picture of the author aa2newyork
    Very helpful advice man.
    Thanks for posting!
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    • Profile picture of the author Larry Carter
      Thanks for posting this Anton because I know I do some of these things but now that I've read this I think it's something I'm going to read on a daily basis to keep a check on myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author denisjor
    Awesome inspiration Anton.....I think most of us are guilty of a few of the ones you mentioned.
    Another one that I can think of is...quit buying crappy WSO's that you don't really need and use the money that you saved to buy solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author kayebee
    Great Post! I initially thought it was going to be about quitting IM, lol. I always thought that quitting is sign of weakness when you're trying to get what you want from life, but you do have to quit the negative aspects to gain anything positive. I know one thing that I tend to do is worry a lot about things. I have to quit worrying!
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  • Profile picture of the author specialized
    Quit saying "should of…could of…. would of".
    That should be "should've... could've... would've."

    (You're welcome.)

    Perhaps I should quit giving away free proofreading.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Nice post, good advise.

    The word "quit" has a negative connotation but that is just a matter of one's perspective. This is really about quitting unproductive actions and replacing them with positive actions.

    I should quit spending so much time on this forum and focus on building my buiness!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Miller
    Hey Anton,

    I got here by way of your post on MUA. You've certainly inspired a helpful conversation here.

    I couldn't agree more when it comes to quitting doing all those things which are ultimately unproductive. One of the things I've quit doing is spending too much time on the WF. Nothing against the platform at all, except that hours can be lost in browsing, idle chatting etc...

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Now I'm off to other ventures.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Tautua
    Its a great read, this; I remember someone says "do not judge the book by its cover" thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    I am not sure I agree with Ray. The forum is about the best place to move your business forward. I realize you could choose to spend time in areas where it won't help you. But,...time in this forum is an investment, if you use the concepts provided here wisely.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
      Originally Posted by David Sneen View Post

      I am not sure I agree with Ray. The forum is about the best place to move your business forward. I realize you could choose to spend time in areas where it won't help you. But,...time in this forum is an investment, if you use the concepts provided here wisely.
      David,

      I think it is a matter of whether time spent on here is at the sacrifice of actaully getting on with the various aspects or your IM business that are truly urgent and important.

      Many newbies spend hours on the WF looking for the "magic pill" or silver bullet whereas the money is being made by the action takers out there launching products/websites/ideas/networking etc.

      Whilst there is a mountain of very good advice contained in the WF it should be treated with care as if you are not careful it can swallow you up and spit you out days later....well hours anyway

      Stay Strong & Prosper

      Cheers

      Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author smartiewriter
    I think this thread has good advice. We need to know when to call it quits on the things that are holding us back. I also like Pareto's Law (80/20 principle). We get 80% of our results from only 20% of our endeavors. Focus on the 20% that's working and cut the 80%.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    Ah, I like talking about "Starting" because it shows ambition, fortitude, and improvement. I guess it's semantics, but nevertheless.
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    • Profile picture of the author Duncan
      I am 53 yrs old, and I think what if about a lot of things, but they were never the things I quit. Success is hard work, questioning yourself, and what you are doing. discovering what works, and what doesn't. Have fun, and enjoy yourself. You won't have to say "what if" when you get old, you can say I have accomplished something, and I am proud. Keep goin. Happy Easter Everyone.
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      • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
        Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

        I am 53 yrs old, and I think what if about a lot of things, but they were never the things I quit. Success is hard work, questioning yourself, and what you are doing. discovering what works, and what doesn't. Have fun, and enjoy yourself. You won't have to say "what if" when you get old, you can say I have accomplished something, and I am proud. Keep goin. Happy Easter Everyone.
        Thanks Duncan for your comments.

        I wish you all the very best on your journey and admire your courage and convinction.

        Stay Strong & Prosper

        Cheers

        Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author JingQuimPo
    There is a chinese saying
    If all Else Fails,
    Just Quit/Beat a Retreat.

    The Apple Inc. with Steve Jobs have use this strategy in the past.
    Now, Apple Inc. has become one of the highly successful companies in the World.

    Jing Quimpo
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond Girl
    Very good words to live by, and some new one's I had not considered. Thank you for posting this. I for one had to click on your title, "You should quit!" because my first response was, "Never". lol Thanks for the different take on things.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
    I thought I would share this video with all the people in this thread...it is all about excuses and tied in aptly to quitting.

    No Excuses Motivation - YouTube

    NOTE: There is no affilaite links, nothign for sale or any of that bull****. There is just a very good message wihtin that ties in well with the original post that I wanted to share.

    Enjoy!!

    Cheers

    Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
    YOU SHOULD QUIT !!!!

    (Updated list)

    I'm a big believer in quitting. I think it's a good thing. You should do more of it.

    Yes, I did say quitting and -- yes -- I did say you should do more of it!
    Sound odd? I'm not surprised. Maybe it's that neat-o 'survival instinct' of yours kicking in.

    Or maybe after years and years of hearing the old saw "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins" bull**** you came to believe it.

    After all, from the time, when we were very young children we've been taught that quitting is something negative that "losers do". Real life, however, shows us that quitting is very often a positive force in our lives.

    Don't believe me? Try a few of these "quits" and see how much your life improves:

    • Quit doing the things that aren't bringing you the results you want.
    • Quit procrastinating
    • Quit rushing
    • Quit being a "Victim"
    • Quit feeling miserable for yourself (and being miserable about stuff beyond your control).
    • Quit trying to be everything, to do everything, and to have everything.
    • Quit giving less than 100% all the time.
    • Quit blaming others for your lack of success
    • Quit making excuses.
    • Quit listening to excuses.
    • Quit saying "should've... could've... would've"
    • Quit saying “Yes…but”
    • Quit expecting more from others than from yourself.
    • Quit trying to be like everyone else.
    • Quit working overtime.
    • Quit talking when you should be listening.

    If you can quit just one of these things, you'll be creating positive action in your life. But you have to quit first!

    It's a simple idea most of us overlook: To really be a winner, you have to be able to stop doing stuff that's not good for you!

    So quit waiting... and take action!

    Hope this helps a few people out on their IM Journey.


    cheers


    Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Anton,

    Really good stuff. At first I thought that you were going somewhere I did not like but you did a great job and it is very inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    Inspiring thread! I was kinda expecting something like this from reading the title.
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  • This thread just made my day right. So, forget about word quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silver1
    Great thread! Quitting is usually portrayed in a negative sense.
    I like the positive side you've given. I must say - your title got me here. When I first saw it, I was thinking.... Wha.......?
    Good job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ferma231
    Wow i did realise that i haveto quit like 6 things what you mentioned

    Awsome, i think if i stop them or quit something i will have some time to take action and i will get some success
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    I think quitting about something depends on what the situation is. If quitting will result into something good or for the betterment of everyone then it's okay but if it will result into something negative then think a million times before doing it.
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    I love this thread, thanks bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee A Bracey
    You are right. Quitting is a negative thing in our culture.Glad you shed some light on the positive benefits of the word!
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  • Wow I love this concept. Mind if I share it? I can credit you if you like!
    I wanna do a blog post about it if that's okay.
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  • Profile picture of the author ibiamu
    Hi, your article is very educative. quitting negative behaviour is very siginifficant because it will make you to have positive change.But don't quits positive attitude! Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Golding
    I think that was written very nice and great job thinking out of the box.
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  • Profile picture of the author cvcena
    I remember "Snowbell" that fat white cat in the STuart Little Movie... He said "If everyone quits (gives up), there would be no wars..."

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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    Well said Anton! Really a great compilation of things NOT to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrSS
    If I'm a judge in court room, I would say "I quit pretending to have justice. I'm a human, not a justice man".
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