04 Oct Never Quit In The Valley
I was talking with my business coach recently, and she could hear the fatigue in my voice. I’ve got a full plate right now because I’m juggling a lot of new responsibilities and extra travel.
Even though I’m sleeping and eating well and still training, she realized I was struggling to find time to rest with everything I’m trying to tackle.
Then she reminded me to never quit in the valley.
I was struck by that comment because quitting is not an option for me. I’m incredibly excited and passionate about the work I get to do as a performance coach and the traveling and speaking engagements coming up. This fatigue, these challenges, and this season is everything I prayed and worked for.
However, I loved her comment about never giving up in the valley because it ultimately means showing up and competing every day.
You don’t quit when you get promoted or a new job just because you might feel overwhelmed. You don’t quit in the middle of a workout because you’re exhausted. You don’t quit in the middle of a battle with cancer; you fight until your body can’t fight anymore.
The Competitive Spirit
Never give up in the valley.
Never give up in the shadows.
Never give up in the darkness.
Whatever you’re going through today, whether you’re stressed, worried, or overwhelmed, remind and empower yourself that you will never quit in the valley.
You can take a breather once you get up to that mountain top. You can enjoy that view. You can be grateful for the grind and the climb that got you to that point but never quit in the valley.
What Is Your Valley?
The valley is full of darkness, shadows, and sadness. If you quit there, you’re going to be full of regret because it’s never the easy things in life we’re proud of. It’s never the easy things that inspire other people. It’s never the simple routes that make the biggest change. It’s the valleys. It’s the challenges. It’s the struggles. It’s the adversities. It’s the Goliaths we slay on the way to greatness.
So today, if you’re on the mountaintop, keep climbing, keep chasing, keep showing up and competing.
And if you’re in the valley…do the exact same thing.
- Worry about everything you have to do.
- Worry about how full your plate is.
- Take it a day at a time.
- Focus on the one or two things you are going to do today to make progress.
- Say a prayer of gratitude.
- Write down three things you’re thankful for.
- Be in this present moment and make the most of today.
Most of our fears and anxieties come up when we start worrying about tomorrow and the “what ifs.” The only way we can best influence our position is by making the most of today.
So wherever you are today, keep showing up, competing, and climbing the mountain.
Never quit in the valley because you can conquer all.
A river cuts through a mountain, not from sheer force, but by perseverance and showing up consistently, and you’re going to do the same.
I’m cheering for you, Competitor. Go win your day!