When Should I Quit or Give up?
Do you ask your self…When should I quit? Or do you say, man…I keep working at it, trying so hard, lost a lot of money….When should I give up?
It’s an answer only you can answer, but if you do give up, you’ll never get there…wherever’s there!!
Here’s a short story I hope gives you inspiration to carry on in whatever endeavor it is you want to accomplish.
No matter what people say, they don’t live your life… you do!
In 1928, when Walt Disney was only 26 years old, he was on the train from
New York back to Kansas, when he drew a cartoon of a mouse on his
Convinced that this drawing had the potential to be a success, he
decided that he wanted to use it in a new form of film that had started to
emerge called animation.
In 1926, silent cartoons were still the only form of cartoon being produced,
but Walt had a dream that he wanted his mouse to feature in the first cartoon
which featured sound. In order to achieve this, he needed to raise
approximately $15,000. In today’s money, that would be about $1 million.
Now put yourself in the shoes of a New York bank manager sitting at your
desk opposite a 26 year old lad who is asking you for a $1 million loan in
order to make a new type of film – which doesn’t even exist yet – and involves
Walt’s bank manager laughed him out of the bank.
Undeterred Walt popped along to another bank to present his plan.
He received a similar reaction. The same happened at another. And another. And another…
How many banks would you have visited, receiving a mixture of negative and
hostile reactions, before giving up? One? Two? Ten? Twenty?
Walt Disney visited 305 banks before he found one prepared to take a chance
So…did Walt ask himself when should I quit or give up?
That I don’t know. But we do know the outcome if he did.
And now for a few quotes…….
“You didn’t think that when you got up this morning that this would be the day your life would change did you?
But it’s going to happen because the only thing that stands between you and grand success are getting started and not stopping.”
-Robert H Schuller
“An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest”