“What does it take to stop you?”

“Effort only fully releases its reward when you refuse to quit.” Napoleon Hill

Before success comes in any persons’ life, they often meet with failure and defeat. When discouragement overtakes a person the easiest and most logical thing to do is quit. That’s exactly what the majority of people do, they give up when victory is knocking, and they fail to open the door.

Nothing can stop you, if:

1. You have identified your governing values. You’ll argue for your convictions, but you will die for your core values. What three to five core values govern your life? If you hesitate, or just don’t know, then you are only a product of someone else’s values.

There are many valuable things you could do with your life; but great leaders are passionate about the one that rises above all others. What’s yours? If you don’t know, you can be stopped.

2. You have set goals that help you do something about those values. A goal is planned conflict with the status quo. To pursue a goal you must do something new, leave the familiar, get out of your comfort zone and explore new opportunities.

3. You are determined, a made up mind is a battle won. You persevere until you win. Someone once said, “Be like a stamp, stick to it until arriving at the predetermined destination without a return address.”

Why not memorize Ella Wheeler’s poem “Will” this week?

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, or hinder, or control that firm resolve of a determined soul.”

Winston Churchill said, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

The reason most people never achieve their dreams, they simply quit, they give up too soon. Life was never meant to be easy. Without struggle nothing develops, whether it’s a butterfly, acorns, or you. Remember, the times when it’s most important to persevere are the times that you will be most tested.

A longtime friend of mine, Mike Adkins, wrote and recorded one of my favorite songs, “Don’t Give Up On The Brink Of A Miracle.” Why not download it today on your smart phone?

You will never know how close your victory is if you quit. If you can be stopped—you will be stopped!

“If you believe, (and don’t quit) nothing is impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20