What the heck is an NDCQer?
There are worse things than death, like not living your life. While this may seem like a duh, you would be surprised at how often we forget this and just watch our lives (the ambitions, aspirations and affections) pass us by.
In the end, there are only two basic attitudes that will determine how well you play whatever games you choose to play in life and they are as The Quitter or The NDCQer. While these labels may sound simplistic and a touch silly, understanding and acknowledging these distinctions are critical and they absolutely matter when it come to accomplishing whatever goal you have set your sights on.
It is also important to note that while these distinctions may offend some, it will only offend someone who refuses to acknowledge that The NDCQer produces the results they want and that The Quitter doesn’t.
That does not mean that The NDCQer does not experience defeat, failure and loss. The NDCQer does but they do not allow those stumbles and missteps to determine the outcome of the results they want to produce. A small or large loss in any game does not mean failure and defeat unless you QUIT! Failure, defeat and loss are not the same as quitting! Failure, defeat and loss are simply miscalculations in any game you are playing. The NDCQer uses these mistakes, obstacles and challenges to steel their resolve and as critical life lessons learned that allow them to strive and complete the object of their aspiration.
What is quitting? Quitting is simply allowing yourself a way out of something that you committed to finishing.
How do people quit? They simply stop performing the things necessary to ensure that they finish what they committed themselves to completing.
Why do people quit? Because they can. They have allowed themselves an out or they have allowed themselves an event that makes it ok to no longer perform at their highest levels and do the things necessary to ensure that they finish what they committed themselves to completing. Quitting isn’t inherently good or bad, it is just what is happening right before someone QUITS. The Quitter just fails to navigate the vital moments that lead to the moment when they quit. The danger in quitting is that it becomes easier and easier to do. So easy in fact, many people don’t even realize that they are quitting at all.
“The first time you quit, it’s hard. And the second time, it gets easier. And the third time, you don’t even have to think about it.”
Paul “Bear” Bryant
What is the major difference between The NDCQer and The Quitter? One stayed in the game, performed and produced the desired result and the other did not.
The NDCQersimply understands that a successful performance is no accident. The result is the only thing that matters. You either did it or you didn’t. There are no excuses and no reasons given. It is not about enjoying the journey but about enjoying the result. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the journey, it just means that you better not let the pleasure of the journey get in the way of getting the result! The NDCQer’s date with destiny is what matters.
“Yes, the pain shot through me like a knife. It brought tears to my eyes. But now I have a gold medal, and the pain is gone.”
Shun Fujimoto, Gymnast
After performing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics with a broken leg.
Choosing The NDCQer’s path is not easy but it is simple. You perform and complete the task at hand or you do not. For The NDCQer performance is the key to succeeding at anything and knowing what it takes to produce a winning performance is essential in completing the object of our commitment. If this path sounds intense that is because it is. When you intensify light you can create a laser capable of slicing through steel. When you participate in an intense challenge and succeed, you create a moment that no one will ever be able to take from you! In the end, having a life that you are proud of is all about creating our moments with our loved ones and our dreams.
Being an NDCQer is all about intensely committing, intensely preparing, intensely performing and intensely delivering the desired results.
Please make no mistake about it, Not Dead Can’t Quit may sound intense but going after a big dream and making it a reality is not going to be easy. To truly perform in the big game of life demands a clearly defined purpose harnessed through focused intensity that is balanced by incredible flexibility and fused together with an indomitable spirit that will not quit until the game is complete. There is no safe, timid and easy way to make meaningful challenging dreams come true. You will have to overcome doubt, second-guessing, hesitation, the unknown, stress, pressure, fatigue, pain and fear to bring your big ambition into reality.
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. All life is either a daring adventure or nothing!”
This is why an NDCQer wants to bring every advantage possible into their performance and why NDCQ.com was created to help give the NDCQer in each of us constant reminder of an attitude of accomplishment that we can be proud of. Becoming an NDCQer is a choice that will profoundly transform the experience of your life. But you must choose it and courageously commit every atom of your being to playing the game of your life full out! Being an NDCQer is challenging but there is no greater reward than seeing yourself being powerful, being capable and being successful. If pursuing the NDCQer path seems interesting, then I invite you to live with this attitude and see just how powerful you really are.