There’s this Napoleon Hill quote I love:
“Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one up when success is almost within reach.”
To me, what it means is that success is often on the other side of “I quit.”
It’s like the universe has this way of testing us to make sure that what we say we want is in fact what we really want.
So it places obstacles in our paths. Not in a vindictive, spiteful kind of way. But in a way that makes us become better humans. For it is most often through the challenges that we face and eventually overcome that we grow into the consciousness of the person we desire to be.
The fruits of our trials and our errors have a way of showing up right when we feel like we’ve had enough; when we feel down and out; when we’re ready to throw in the towel and say I quit.
It is the few who manage to bite their tongues and remain on their paths that discover the tremendous rewards of this universal testing system.
Meanwhile, the rest will stay tripped up by failure — flat on their backs in a deep state of resignation, never knowing that the finish line was only inches away.
Today on the podcast, Steve Harvey is back to share the incredible story of what happened when he almost quit. It’s a good one. Enjoy!
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