Adopting A “Don’t Quit” Mentality

Adopting A “Don’t Quit” Mentality

Giving up is easy and that is why most people do it. Winners know that quitting is never an option and that is why they keep winning. How many times have you given up on something you truly wanted? Was it worth it?

Giving up on your dreams is one mistake you never want to make if you genuinely want to make your mark in the world. People who made history and people who are currently making history are those who refuse to quit. Therefore, if you want to make a difference in the world learn to always stick it out. No matter how impossible the conditions you find yourself in, no matter how many times you get turned down, never give up. Keep fighting, keep believing, keep working, keep your eye on the ball, and in time you will become all that you have ever wanted.

Walt Disney is one of many highly influential and most successful people who have ever graced the earth and whose work continues to have a profound impact on people’s lives. Walter Elias Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago Illinois and passed away in 1966. Many years later, his work still stands because he never gave up on his dreams. He chose to keep moving despite his many failures.

Walter Disney was a famous pioneer of animated cartoon films and creator of famous cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Snow White. He is also the founder of Walt Disney World Resort, named after himself as well as Disneyland. His extraordinary accomplishments did not come easy. His path to success was paved with many failures but he chose not to quit and his choice enabled him to reach his goals.

Walt Disney’s first animation company led him to bankruptcy. He was rejected more than 300 times before he got financing for creating Disney World and he was fired by a news editor because “he lacked imagination.” Not many people can keep going after such compliments but he kept going. His vision kept him going. He knew what he wanted and he wasn’t going to let anyone or anything stand in the way. He went through plenty of heartaches, disappointment, and failures before finally making his breakthrough in the industry.

Holding on and adopting a “Don’t Quit” mentality is all you need to make it in life.


1.Decide to not quit

Taking a decision that you will never quit is sometimes all you need to keep going. Promise yourself that you are not going to quit no matter what lays in your path. Thomas Edison hit the nail on the head when he said: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So, remember those words the next time you feel like giving up.

2.Keep a journal of your accomplishments

Occasionally, you may find it hard to hold on to your “Don’t Quit” mentality and that is where keeping a journal comes in handy. Writing down your past accomplishments, especially the accomplishments that you are most proud of will renew your willpower. Read aloud a few accomplishments to yourself and recall how you made it all happen when your inner voice starts telling you to quit. Maintain a “quitting is not an option” attitude throughout the day to ensure you always keep going.

3.Focus more on the process and less on the outcome

Giving up often comes when you obsess about how things will turn out. Forget about the outcome for a while and begin focusing on the process. How you choose to work is more important because you spend 99.9 percent of your time and energy on the process and not the outcome. Adopting a “Don’t Quit” mentality requires that you focus on enjoying the process and working right.

Learning to care more about the process and less about the result will give you the faith you need to retry or move on to something else after a failure. Give yourself a break and stop wallowing in regret every time you fail. Keep a record of what you learn with every failure and assume an “I will do better” attitude.

4.Make peace with your failures

One smart way of holding on to a “don’t quit” mentality is through making peace with your failures. There are some opportunities that you may have missed along the way. Certain opportunities that will never be available to you again. Do not worry yourself to the point of having an emotional breakdown because of what you missed. Accept that the opportunity is past and start looking for new opportunities. Better yet, start creating new opportunities for yourself.