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Are You Quitting Before You See Your Diamonds?

by Parin Patel

He probably got 998 hits. He got 1 more. He just got 1 or 2 more hits. And all them diamonds gonna come out. And you know why he’ll never see diamonds?

“He probably got 998 hits. He got 1 more. He just got 1 or 2 more hits. And all them diamonds gonna come out. And you know why he’ll never see diamonds?”
– Eric Thomas

In the recent Thank God It’s Monday (TGIM) episode, OVERCOMING ANY OBSTACLE – I CAN, I WILL, I MUST, ET showed us an image with a very telling and impactful story.

The image he showed is the image you see above, and here’s what he had to say:

So, we gonna put an image up.
And I need you to see this image, right.

When you look at this image,
what I want you to see is,
this is classic.

My man.
Look at it.
He got the tool.

He hitting.
He hitting.

He probably got 998 hits.
He got 1 more.
He just got 1 or 2 more hits,
And all them diamonds gonna come out.

And you know why he’ll never see diamonds?

Look,
998 hits,
he had 2 or 3 left,
and he would have cracked that thing.

But you know why he never succeeded?
And why most of you never succeeded?

Because you keep giving up!

Listen to me!
He gave up!

If you was gonna give up,
you should have gave up last year!

If you was gonna give up,
you should have gave up 2 years ago!

You should have gave up $2,000 ago!
You should have,
listen to me,
you should have quit a long time ago!

You done already put in 998 hits,
Get something out of it!

You finish school!
You gonna quit now?

You finish school
and now it’s hard
’cause you can’t find that job?

You should have quit your first class!

You mean to tell me,
you went through four years,
five years of school,
and now you quit?
Now you give up?

So I want you to look at this image for me.

I’mma tell you something.
This guy right here
would have been successful,
had he never given up.

And I’m telling you,
some things in life;
it’s not about what you think it is.

It’s just about making up your mind,
that you are not gonna give up,
you are not gonna quit.

And so your boy went from being homeless
to where I am now,
and I failed classes guys.

Listen to me.

Just because you failed,
don’t make you a failure.

And just because you lost,
don’t make you a loser.

And what I did,
that most people are not willing to do,
is I just never gave up!

Consistent!
I just never quit!

Are you facing some obstacles that are making you think about quitting short of your goals and dreams?

I love this! It speaks to the heart of what separates those that succeed, from those that don’t.

No matter what you’re doing, you will face some challenges and obstacles.

So it’s not a matter of “if” you’ll be challenged.
It’s a matter of what you’ll do, once you face those challenges.

And if you’re having a hard time facing them, and know you need to get past them to reach your goal, just remember this story, and image, from now on (I know I will), and make up your mind, that:

You CAN.
You WILL.
You MUST!

That,
I CAN.
I WILL.
I MUST!

In fact, bookmark this page if you want to as well, so you can revisit it again when you need to. And share it with anyone you think needs to hear this message.

What challenges are you facing? And how has ET’s story and TGIM helped give you the energy to overcome them?

Share your comments and experience below.

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aweleaders February 23, 2014 at 7:43 pm

I love this

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elias sefawa April 11, 2014 at 5:51 am

well it changed they way i am thinking,from negative to negative

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