Never Quit

“We Danced until the Rain Came…”
There is the story of the Red Indian tribe in North America. When there was a drought they would perform their rain dance to bring on rain. They never failed. Every time they performed their dance, sure enough, rain came down by the bucketful.
" Keep on working towards your goal - no matter what  ..."

Their fame spread and many marvelled at their 100% success rate. How could the Gods smile so graciously upon these people every time without fail, they asked?

The Indian tribe couldn’t understand the question.

Looking confused, they quietly replied ......“We danced until the rain came.”

If you don’t stop dancing until the rain comes (it comes down eventually) you'll always have 100% success – every time.

It’s that simple.

Would you have Quit?
Check this person out.

  • He failed in business and went into bankruptcy in 1831.
  • He was defeated for the Legislature in 1832.
  • He failed in business again and went into second bankruptcy in 1834.
  • His fiancé died the next year in 1835.
  • He had a nervous breakdown in 1836.
  • He was defeated in the election two years later in 1838.
  • He was defeated for the US Congress a few years later in 1846.
  • He was defeated again for the US Congress in 1848.
  • He was defeated for the US Senate in 1855.
  • He was defeated for the US Vice Presidency in 1856.
  • He was defeated again for the US Senate two years later in 1858.
  • He was elected President of the United States in 1860

    .……….His name – Abraham Lincoln.

Would you have quit?

If it Doesn't Work
These are basic principles that you can apply in business at a time when you feel that it is not worth going on. Never giving up does not mean keeping on doing the same thing when it doesn't work.  It means keeping on working towards your goal no matter what and learning from your failures and getting smarter and better each time. So, if you are in business remember to shake it off and step up out of the wells that we find ourselves in business and financial matters.

Keep Going – Don’t Quit
Charles Swindol, the well-known Christian leader and writer once related this story about never quitting.

Egnace Jan Paderewski, the famous composer/pianist, was schedule to appear and perform at a great concert hall in America. It was an evening to remember - black tuxedos and long evening dresses, a high society extravaganza. Present in the audience that evening was a mother with her fidgety 9-year-old son.

Weary of waiting, he squirmed constantly in his seat. His mother was in the hope that her son would be encouraged to practice piano if he could just hear the immortal Paderewski at the keyboard. So - against his wishes - he had come. As she turned to talk with friends, her son could stay seated no longer. He slipped away from her side, strangely drawn to the ebony concerts Grand Steinway piano and its leather stool on the huge stage flooded with blinding lights.

Without much notice from the sophisticated audience, the boy sat down and the stool, staring wide eyed at the black and white keys. He placed his small trembling fingers in the right location and began to play "Chopsticks". The roar of the crowd was hushed as hundreds of frowning faces pointed in his direction. Irritated and embarrassed, they began to shout - "Get that boy away from there" - "Who'd bring that young kid in here?" - "Where's his mother?" - "Somebody stop him".

Back stage the master overhead the sounds out front and quickly put together in his mind what was happening. Hurriedly he grabbed his coat and rushed towards the stage. Without one word of announcement he stooped over behind the boy, reached around both sides, and began to improvise a counter melody to harmonise with and enhance Chopsticks.

As the two of them played together, Paderewski kept whispering in the boy's ear - "Keep going. Don't quit. Keep playing … Don't stop … Don't quit."

And so it is with us. We hammer away on our project or business which seems about as insignificant as Chopsticks in a concert hall.
Just when we’re about ready to give up, along comes the master who leans over and whispers- Keep going. Don't quit. Keep playing … Don't stop … Don't quit" as he improvises on our behalf, providing just the right touch at just the right moment.

Don’t stop. Don’t quit.