Never Quit – Never, Means Not Ever

refuse to lose

Never give in.
Never give in.
Never, never, never, never.
In nothing great or small,
Large or petty,
Never give in,
Except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Never yield to force.
Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might
Of the enemy.

Winston Churchill

Not Ever.

Inside the word NOT is the acronym OT, which stands for overtime.

Take out the OT and combine the N with Ever,

and it creates the word Never.

Never quit.

Especially in overtime.

It takes a rare person to give everything, to only be told it wasn’t enough and then have to reach down to find some more.

Logically, if this happens repeatedly, there must be an end to the well.

Energy is finite, right?

It may well be, but one’s will isn’t.

One’s will is infinite.

Energy is replenished when one’s will is tapped into.


The five most damaging words to accomplishment are,

“It’s not worth it anymore.”

Those five words have destroyed more dreams than failure.

They have stifled accomplishment, sabotaged more dreams, and produced more retirements for athletes than any others.

Those five words are dream killers, retirement makers, and success cappers.

“It’s not worth it anymore,”

“The price is too high,”

“I don’t want to pay the price.”

That’s what those five words confess to your soul.

Remember, the price will always be higher than we thought it would be.

It is always higher than it should be.

It is always higher than we had planned.

When you pay the price you felt should be enough and then realize it will not be enough, you have two choices.

Either, walk away and have all that you paid out go unfulfilled, or reach down and pay more, maybe even a lot more.

Quality things cost more.

Never give in.

Not Ever.


If it was worth it for you to begin, it is certainly most worth it for you to finish.

Never Quit – Never, Means Not Ever

Is a chapter from

Wrestling Rules for Life

Which can be purchased at

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2 replies »

  1. Mr. Passaro,
    I just wanted to thank you on your passionate views on wrestling and am very glad to have come across you on social media. Your rules and lessons are true , more true than most people will ever know, unless you wrestled.
    I wrestled varsity for 2 years ‘86-87. For Bayport, and wrestled through middle school.
    Your words are very impactful, and I can honesty say if I had not wrestled there is absolutely no way I would be where I am today.
    Keep up the great work and thank you!

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