Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Quitting Lasts Forever

Quitting Lasts Forever


Quitting Lasts Forever

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day,

or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else

will take its place. If I quit however it lasts forever.”

Lance Armstrong, American Cyclist


As I see it . . . . . . .


Quitting lasts forever


To achieve . . . . is to endure . . . . to continue . . . .  to remain focused on your objectives . . . . until you successfully achieve them.


On some days it will feel like you have to climb a mountain to take the next step to make any forward progress . . . . There will be others days where you feel the wind at your back and your sailing along.


There will be times that you feel that you will feel overwhelmed . . . . and the pain to move you forward is too much to pay.


In any worthwhile endeavor there is a price of admission and tolls to be paid for your forward progress . . . . and your success journey is no difference.


When you come to that crossroad on your success journey . . . . Remember pain is temporary . . . . quitting lasts forever and anything worthwhile as a price  attached to it to achieve it.


©2014 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


Comment balloon 32 commentsLou Ludwig • April 29 2014 08:42PM


When good habits replace the bad, the magic becomes real! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

I know people who have never finished anything in the lives. Quitting becomes easier each time you do it. It's a habit worse than smoking...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 5 years ago

Lou, Laura seems to have summed it up well. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 5 years ago

Good morning Lou,

I have always believed that anything worth while means there is a price involved with obtaining it! Nothing venture nothing gained!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 5 years ago

Lou, important message you have given us. We all face times of discouragement, but we must remember that pain is temporary and quitting is forever.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) over 5 years ago

Lou, this is true...i am not a quitter, and I am sure you are not either!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 5 years ago

Hello Lou,  I always say go over, go thru, go around but do not give up. Starts a bad habit.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 5 years ago

Quitting will not get you to the end either.

I many times think about the Jamacan Bob Sled Teams first Olympics and how they finished. 

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 5 years ago

Lou, there may be more than one way to arrive at a destination or reach a goal, quitting sure isn't one of them.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 5 years ago

This is so true.  Pressing on and enduring the temporary pain outweighs quitting and the subsequent regrets that may be coupled with it.  Thanks for such an inspirational post!


Posted by Diana White-Pettis, GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale (Bennett Realty Solutions) over 5 years ago

Quitting lasts forever. This is very possitive IF referring to a bad habit. If you really QUIT smoking you only do it once.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 5 years ago

Lou, this is an important quote to remember:  "Quitting Lasts Forever."

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 5 years ago

Again, you have posted a quote that hits home for me.  As always, Lou, I appreciate your quotes!  Have a great week!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 5 years ago

I totally agree with your points here. Very well said. No pain no gain.

Posted by John Jonas, John Jonas (ReplaceMyself - Virtual Assistants) over 5 years ago
Margaret hit the nail on the head! :)
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

I'm not sure Lance Armstrong is such a good role model. 

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 5 years ago

Good morning Lou ... this is a great post and anything worthwhile does have a price.  I will not quit.  Have a great day!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 5 years ago

Lou... a great outlook and reminder of why we need to keep striving when it comes to what is important in our lives.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 5 years ago

A simple fact that many fail to understand, Lou.  The little train that could....did...eventually.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Lou, Lou, Lou.

Who would embrace any advice from Lance Armstrong when the know now that his wins were often from cheating????

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Lou, this is very true! You'll never achieve anything by quitting.

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA over 5 years ago

My personal feelings on Lance Armstrong are not important. Those are brilliant words and very inspirational.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 5 years ago

Lou- right. Don't focus on the pain but the reward.  The consequence of quitting is greater.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 5 years ago

Great post Lou.  Quitting is the only time when failure is permanent.

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 5 years ago

Lou, I always enjoy these posts you do to motivate us.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) over 5 years ago

A good reminder, Lou. Quitting is almost never the better option although it sometimes seems it is. Once done, quitting can become an easy habit to fall into and you become known for it.


Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) over 5 years ago

Unless you are quitting something that doesn't work, hinders your progress or jeopradizes your health.  Then it's good to quit.



Posted by Jeanne Gregory, The most important home I sell is YOURS! (RE/MAX Southwest) over 5 years ago

Amen Lou.  This is a very thoughtful and powerful messages.  Quitting does last forever.  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) over 5 years ago

Lou, keep these messages coming! Quitting is definitely everlasting and, most importantly, definite. There is no going back from quitting, there is no retracing your steps, or retracing your decision. Something to think about whenever quitting may be an opinion, it should never be.

Posted by Phil Stevenson, CRMP, "Mortgage Nerd" in Miami, Florida and Texas (PS Mortgage Lending 305-791-4874 or 888-845-6630) over 5 years ago

This is so true. Quitting comes with many more regrets. Thanks for the motivation, Lou!

Posted by Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor (RISMedia) over 5 years ago

Quitting is the easy way out. Grat motivational blog, thank you for sharing.

Have a Blessed day

Posted by IRMA Beltran, Your Real Estate Agent 4 Life Always there 4 You! (Century 21 M & M and Associates-Turlock homes Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Lou, we are in a tough business - and I will be surprised if there is one soul who did not think of quitting at least once!

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 5 years ago