Awhile back I wrote a letter to the Quitter in my life. It was healing and had dramatic, immediate results in my life.
The idea is to write a letter to Mr. or Mrs. Quitter. Tell them why you’re done with them. Dig deep. Find powerful reasons why you’re through with the quitter inside.
I challenge you to write your own letter today!
To give you an idea what it looks like, here’s the letter I wrote.
Dear Mr. Quitter
I remember you. You showed up early in my life. You told me I wasn’t good enough, that I’d never amount to anything. Your voice changed from time to time, but the messages were the same.
“Why make friends?” You’d say, “You’re just going to move again anyway.”
“Why try that? You’ll never win!”
“You’re doing what? You Idiot! Do you really think you’ll succeed? Give it up now before you embarrass yourself.”
“Oh, this is hard. Let’s take the day off and watch TV or play video games.”
But then one day I decided to try skateboarding. I had you in a real snit! “You can’t do that! You’re too old! You’ll get hurt! People will laugh! Everyone things you’re an idiot for trying this!”
The problem for you was that I Wanted To Skateboard like I’d never wanted anything in my life. “Shut the %^&%^! UP!” I screamed. And I meant it.
You didn’t stop talking about skateboarding right away. It took months and months before you realized you weren’t going to change my mind. When I showed you that I could skate in a skatepark during the busiest time of day, or right next to a freeway with thousands of people driving by and love it…that’s when you stopped bothering me about skateboarding.
Then you moved to other things. But I’d beaten you once. I knew I could do it. That was the beginning of a new life for me.
I beat you when I published my first book. I beat you again when I published my second book. Every day you grow weaker and weaker in my life.
Well I have news for you. I know you’ve been holding on to finances as your last refuge, the place where you’ll keep me down. Here’s the rub.
I want financial success every bit as badly as I wanted to learn to skateboard. I think it’s fair to say I want financial success more than I wanted to learn to skateboard. You know I beat you on my skateboard. You know I beat you with my writing. You know I’m beating you in my financial life too! So you’d better pack your bags. Cuz I’m kicking your lousy %$#! Out of my life for good!
Leave Now and Never Come Back!
Once you’re done writing the letter go read it out loud in the mirror. Allow yourself to feel the emotions you expressed in your letter. Look yourself in the eye and let the inner quitter know you’re serious. This is it! You’re done with them for good!
After reading your letter, take immediate action on one of your dreams. This helps solidify your intention.
The next time you feel like quitting, just remember you kicked the quitter out! That quitter is gone for good! So tell it, “Thanks but I’m doing this anyway!”
You Are The Master of Your Destiny!
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