Winners Never Quit …… Quitters Never Win!
The Velvet Hammer with Cynzi Episode: #5
Air date: 05/20/2021
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Show Title: Winners Never Quit….Quitters Never Win!
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Hello everybody! I hope you’re having a great evening! It was an absolutely beautiful day here in Northern California and I’m so lucky I live only a few blocks from an amazing river. Plus I have a small little garden I can go to and use for my own private sanctuary. Grow my own food. So I hope you’re all well. Today is Thursday, May, 2oth 2021. It’s important for us to all stay strong right now and a good time to focus on the positive! How to be a winner!
I heard the quote, Winners Never Quit….Quitters Never Win! many years ago when I was first introduced to the ways of successful thinkers. This phrase was originally written by Napoleon Hill, who is best known for his book, Think and Grow Rich. It was published back in 1937 and remains one of the top selling self help books of all time. Hill believed in the power of positive thinking.
His book focused on faith, self suggestion, knowledge, imagination, planning, persistence and many other innovative ideas. We’ll have to go into more detail by doing an in depth overview of the entire book in a future episode. We can counter the dumbing down of America by sharing the principles presented by Hill.There has been plenty of research to support the benefits of adopting these types of habits.
This very same phrase was later made famous adapted by football coach and legend Vince Lombardi. He used it as a great motivational tool in leading his team to many victories.
These words came to mind when I was wondering what to write for this week’s episode. It really got me thinking about myself and my own life. I think most of us would like to be winners. Everybody has their own idea of success and what it means to be happy.
For some it may be simple, calm, peaceful life for others it can mean attaining superstardom. So it seems to me actually being labled a winner or quitter has very little meaning, but can be used to try and motivate us.
I started thinking how this quote can seem a bit harsh, but I think the original intention was to help not to judge. If I were to adapt this quote I’d rather say it like this. Winners rarely quit instead of Winners never quit and Quitters rarely Win instead of, Quitters never win. I don’t like using terms like: all, everyone, never, nobody…it leaves no room for the exception to the rule. Instead we can say everyone I know, or almost always to be more accurate.
Generally there’s a good chance there’ll be examples that may not fit the mold. There could a situation where a winner has to quit and a quitter gets lucky enough to win. Even though some believe we create every single thing that happens….others may often set a course in motion and then we feel we have no control over the outcome.
I suppose that’s why I like looking at quotes and then taking them apart. There are a lot of things to consider here. Is there ever a good time to quit? What about when circumstances force us to quit, like a job ending, a marriage dissolving, or being forced to leave your home? Maybe we don’t choose to fail but we are fired, abandoned, widowed or we encounter changes due to other life altering events.
But I think ultimately it’s how we look at life. Things that are a priority will usually become your reality. Things can happen that we don’t understand at the time. It may seem like a loss and turn out to be a big win and a blessing in disguise.
So I think it’s fair to say sometimes it’s okay to not be a winner. Sometimes it’s okay to be a quitter, but for the most part I do agree with the original statement. My point is this…it’s alright to not always be a winner!
Balance is also important and it can be a good idea to do everything in moderation. I talked about doing your best each day awhile ago and this is good thing to remember, We’re not perfect….we just try our best. There may times when it’s good to win and also times when it’s better to quit.
Sometimes we might feel like giving up because we’re tired or angry. Maybe it’s both. I know a lot of people give up because they don’t have the energy to follow through. If they don’t feel like they have the support they need it can be detrimental so they wind up failing. There may be times we think the effort is not worth the outcome.
If you’ve tried to accomplish a goal for several years without getting the results you’d like….you might start wondering when enough… is enough? This can be a good time to pull out a pen and paper. Write down as many pros and cons as you can think of. Why to keep trying why to give up.
Leave the list alone for a day or two unless you get the urge to add something. Read through it later. Look at the things you’ve written down. See what the facts are telling you. What your emotions are telling you. How does this affect you and how does this make you feel?
If you’re still undecided you might want to consider asking a close family member or friend. You can ask them what they think, but remember they could have their own agenda and opinions. However they can also point out things you may have missed. It certainly depends on the issue(s) and how personal they are. You’d want to be careful who you choose to confide in. Birds of a feather flock together, so ask someone you respect.
Most winners I’ve known or read about keep to a regimented schedule, have a set of goals and write in a daily journal. They follow a particular formula quitters could never adhere to. Unsuccessful people usually rely on a multitude of excuses for their inability to make their dreams come true. They are true victims. They will refuse to take responsibility so they will blame people and events for their lack of success.
Coach Lombardi was also known for saying, Once you learn to quit….it becomes a habit. Winners know better, They realize it’s really a mind game and has nothing to do with luck.
Power plus determination plus persistence equal success. I remember I read somewhere out of all the talents and requirements to achieve goals….persistence is the very biggest factor.
It reminds me of the saying The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease. This is true! You can find many examples of moderately talented people rising to fame while the highly gifted are often overlooked. Another example is when you take the time to speak to a person of authority regarding a problem they can usually help you get the results you want. A lot of folks would rather do nothing but complain about it instead of taking the action needed to resolve it.
I remember when I was younger and how my sister and I would handle things completely different. If my Dad said no about something, I’d just accept it. My sister would pester him for hours and hours until she finally wore him down and exhausted him into giving her what she wanted. I think most winners have this in common. They refuse to give up or take “No” for an answer.
The quote I chose for this week puts a different spin on the same subject. If we put our energy into what we can do we won’t need to come up with invalid reasons to explain our failures.
#1. Success occurs when your dreams get bigger then your excuses!
This is a great way of looking at it. Last week I mentioned a book called Excuses Be Gone! The title says it all. It was written by Dr. Wayne Dyer and gives an informative road map to end all self inflicted reasons why we accept failure.
I think most of us have had many experiences where we had to choose to overcome fear and plow through a situation. From small decisions to the larger ones it’s a choice of accomplishing a task or letting it go. I know for me, some days just getting the laundry done, feeding the family, walking the dog and errands can seem to take a lot of energy. I’ve found I often have to talk myself into following through on the little things I have committed to.
Even doing this podcast consistently can be an ongoing challenge. I have questioned myself. Part of me thinks….does anybody really care that I’m doing this? Does it even matter? Is anyone really listening? How long should I continue to do this show if I don’t get a lot of inter action or feedback? Am I a quitter if I chose to stop this show because of a low response rate? Or a winner because then I can move on and put my energy into something else?
There were a few proactive steps I took to make sure I wouldn’t quit right away. The first action I took was to pay for a two year commitment for my website. Another thing I did was to get my logo on several items. This is important to me because I’m not usually frivolous with my time and money. I like to see a return on my investments.
On thing I do know is, winners keep going even when they’re tired.
On some level it relates to my last podcast where I talked about faith versus fear. I have the belief I am here to follow through on certain things. I try to pass on good information so people can find an easier way to look at or try to handle their problems. Maybe one of the reasons I’m here. Ever since I can remember I’ve loved sharing art, music and the written word. People have felt comfortable around me and have trusted me with giving them advice, keeping their secrets. I want us all to be successful! In all we do!
As in my previous videos I’ll add to my list of People to Watch but this week I’ll only be recommending one person. This is for a few reasons. First I wanted to see if people prefer me having a shorter show and this would be a way to do it. Second I have not gotten much feedback so it may just be a waste of time. I’ll see if I get any responses about it this week.
He was an American self help author who influenced many generations of future successful writers and motivational speakers.
Some of his best known books include:
Think and Grow Rich
The Law of Success
Outwitting the Devil
The Master Key to Riches
As always before I go I like to leave you with a laugh and a smile. This week’s joke I found online. I thought it was funny and hope you like it too!
A mom goes to visit her son who has a girl as his roommate. During their meal together the mother couldn’t help noticing how pretty the girl was. For some time she had been quite suspicious of them having a relationship and now she was more curious then ever.
Over the course of the evening while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between them. Reading his mom’s thoughts, the son volunteered, “I know what you must be thinking, but I can assure you, we’re only roommates.”
About a week later the son’s roommate came to him and said, “Ever since your mother came to dinner I can’t find the silver plate, You don’t suppose your mother took it, do you?”
He said, “I doubt it but I’ll send her an email to ask her about it just to be sure. He sat down and wrote, “Dear Mom” “After your visit our silver plate has gone missing. I’m not saying you took the plate or you didn’t take it, but the fact remains it’s been missing ever since you came here for dinner. Love, your son.”
Several days later he received an email with her reply.
“Dear Son,” “I’m not saying you do sleep with your roommate or you don’t sleep with your roommate, but the fact remain if she was sleeping in her OWN bed, she would have found the silver plate by now, under her pillow. Love, Mom.”
Well, I’ll be signing off for now. Please leave a comment, suggestion, like and or subscribe. It really helps and I appreciate it. I’ve left links to my website, thevelvethammerwithcynzi.com. You can find everything from each show I’ve done to date. I have pages for all the podcasts, blogs, favorite quotes, favorite recipes, people to watch and one for my merchandise. I’ve also left links to my various sites for original art and music. Hope you’ll come on by to visit!
I’m wishing all of us tremendous love and a multitude of blessings. We’re always winners when we try our best! We all deserve the very best….and the best is yet to come! Hope to see you next week!
Cheers everyone! Thank you for watching or coming to my website!
Outro/Song: Time is Eternal–4:28
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