We all hit that point in our lives where we are faced with the option of either battling on, or giving up. It could be that promotion you’ve worked so hard to get or it could be that you have been chasing a dream that you seem to have been chasing forever.
When you’re overwhelmed with the lack of progress in your life, it’s easy to talk yourself into giving up. If you give up at these defeats you will fail, but if you keep going you will become successful.
Every now and then when I lose motivation, a quick reminder of how much potential I have puts me back on track. Feeling miserable, cursing your life out and having self-pity isn’t going to solve the problem.
If you ever feel like quitting and you need a reason to carry on, here are ten very good reasons why you should never give up.
1. The best things in life don’t come easy
Anything worthwhile takes time, sacrifice, and effort.
Most of us wants success on a platter of gold – Sorry honey, but life doesn’t work this way 99.9% of the time. The best things, the things that matter most, are the most difficult to attain.
The more difficult the challenge, the more rewarding the victory. The most meaningful accomplishments in life are those that don’t come quickly or easily. Whether it’s fighting your way to the top of the ladder in your career, or sticking it out with a long distance relationship; it may not easy, but the rewards will be worth it in the end.
2. It is ok to fail over and over again
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan
One of my favorite slogan is ‘slowly but surely’. For most people, attaining success takes time and perseverance and there will be setbacks along the way. The ones who are at the top of their game are the ones who never gave up. It’s impossible to reach success without first facing failure, so don’t let anything stop you.
Failure is a normal process in life. It’s not the end but just a stream changing directions before it finally reaches the ocean. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
3. You never know who is watching
No matter who you’re, people are watching. If not for yourself, then think about the people you could inspire by your not giving up. Be an inspiration to others. Refuse to give up and try your hardest against all odds. You might just be the inspiration someone needs to achieve their dreams.
4. Prove them wrong
True failure isn’t when you miss the mark; but it’s when you give up.
Don’t give the naysayers (aka world people) the satisfaction of seeing you give up on your dreams! There’s nothing wrong with wanting to prove them wrong. It’s quite common to have dream-stealers infiltrate your life. Let your dedication to your goal remind them of their own unrealized potential. Rather than proving your doubters right, let your dedication inspire.
5. Believe in your dreams
The sky is not your limit your mind is!
Believing in oneself and dreams cannot be overemphasized. Some people are ‘ok’ with where they are because they are tired of failing.
When you give up, you give up on yourself. Don’t sell yourself short and don’t let anybody bring you down. If you can dream it you can do it. There have been millions of dreamers before you and if they had given up the world wouldn’t have been the same.
Not a day doesn’t go by without me envisioning myself in my multi billion company. This helps keep the dream alive and keeps me encouraged. I let my imagination see how bright my future is if I don’t give up now.
6. You were made in God’s image and likeness
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground. Genesis 1:26
God has given you dominion over everything on earth, you are much more than you can ever imagine, you have a reservoir of potential waiting to be tapped. Everything you need to reach your goal is already inside of you. Don’t make excuses, if people with disabilities can make an impact in the world; your short-comings begin to look irrelevant.
Be thankful. And use your God given blessings.
7. You’ll regret giving up
One of the biggest incentives not to give up is that you probably regret it if you do. You only get one shot at life, and many chances only come along once, so face the challenges head-on and see them through to the end. If you don’t, you will be forever wondering what could have been had you not given up.
8. There is always light in the end of the tunnel
The tunnel may be long but I promise you’re almost to the good side of it, so don’t turn back now.
Understand that the hardest trials are the ones that come right before the breakthrough. So stay persistent because at any given moment you are at the tipping point and success awaits you.
9. You might have not tried the right thing yet
Succeeding is usually a process of trial and error. The trick to being successful is not to give up the first time, change your approach, and then try again. Better still try something new because every time you try and fail, you learn something about yourself, about life, and you gain experience that can help you to do better next time.
So press on.
Try something different, and don’t let past failure keep you from future success.
10. Your past does not determine your future
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” -Bill Cosby
Each failure teaches you. Each attempt can give you valuable insight into how to do better next time.
You’re not doomed to repeat the past. You’re given an invaluable gift: the ability to think about and learn from your past. That past may be the very thing that give you the future you want.
Every man can dream of flying, but only the brave take the leap.
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So, be brave, and reinvent. Dream, and move toward that reality. Do not give up on who you are, why you are here, and what this life has to offer you. There is always another step forward. There is always another second of life to be lived. There is always an opportunity to lend your hand to another who needs it.
Reach out. Do not stop. Do. Not. Stop.
Live the life that only you were born to. Allow the Universe to work through you, and with you, to create a better world. It’s your destiny. It’s your meaning.
Live it. And rejoice
DON’T QUIT, SUCCESS IS AHEAD