03 February, 2012

Sometimes Quitting IS Winning


They say “Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

The first time I came across that line was was when I was about seven years old. I had seen it on one of the many wall hangings that adorned our school's corridors. Back then, I didn't know the meanings of 'quitting' and 'quitters,' And because I did not know what those words meant, I thought it was so improper to say that somebody could never win -- whatever a Quitter meant -- because it was far from motivational. Anyway, some time later I learnt what Quitting was and who a Quitter is and then that adage'Winners never quit and quitters never win,' did make some sense to me.

But then, hubby quit smoking.
I say: sometimes you QUIT and you actually WIN ;)
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18 comments:

  1. Short,specific but very intense.IT is rightly said that quiting is sometimes wining.Sometimes you need to be strong enough to get rid of same old cliches and old prejudices. Liked it:)

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    1. I'm glad you agree with me, Saikat.

      I'll surely come by your blog.

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  2. sometimes, you let go short time pleasures for long time gains ;) more interesting?

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    1. Yeah, ie. if you have your priorities right. :)

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  3. If only more people would understamd the importance of quitting!

    Great post! :)

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  4. Quite appealing! You have put forward your point in a striking manner. Good post.

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  5. I liked the way you had it in a short script..quite appealing, as mr valady just said above..

    first time here..and being a passionate smoker, i do want to defend the tobacco industry, but not quite sure how i could do that to the simple sentence at the end..
    "sometimes you QUIT and you actually WIN"

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    1. Thank you Ousu. Welcome to Odds and Ends.

      If you call yourself a passionate smoker, you'll want to defend the tobacco. You mean you wonder how you could do that here?
      That's tough. :)
      How passionate are you about smoking, may I ask? Just trying to get into your mind.

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    2. how passionate am I about smoking?
      i don't know..but maybe a post i once wrote about a smokers right to life would be the best i could put up now in defense of tobbacco.. but den the post is about a smokers right to life in relation with a third person and not against the statement "sometimes you quit and you actually WIN"

      (( http://joe-ousu.blogspot.in/2011/05/smokers-right-to-life.html ))

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    3. How nice of you to come back and share that link with me. Thank you. I'm on the way to your blog.

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  6. That's a nice way of looking at it. Yup, he quit smoking, and won back his lungs. And a few more years to his life. A high-five to your husband on my behalf. :)

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    1. Exactly! I'm so proud of him.
      Sure. Thank you D.

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  7. such profound thoughts in such a short post.... lovely....

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    1. Thanks Santosh.
      It was just a passing thought. Honestly, I never expected to see comments on this post. :)

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  8. sometimes quit can make you win.. i like that...
    good one Div's

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    1. It does, right? :D. thank you.
      Long time ... how have you been? I'm sure you wondered what was happening to the comments you keyed in, alle? I've put them on 'moderation' so I'll have to approve them for them to show up.

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