Have your path to success gotten really tangled and tasking that the only thought running through your mind is “give up and give in?” Are you an inch away from throwing in the towel? Do you feel hopeless and see no reason to hang on? Don’t hang up just yet, pause for a second and reflect.
We often tend to see quitting as the best option whenever the journey gets extremely tough. However, the tougher it gets, the closer the victory. Quitting is just not an option — the moment you quit, you’ll return to your origin and have nothing to show for the time and resources invested. No credit is and will ever be given to quitters.
Accepted, sometimes letting go and starting afresh is the best option. However, exhibiting the let-go mindset only complicates issues and causes individuals to exercise little or no perseverance. As a result, people give up easily — even when they are just an inch away from hitting it real big.
Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom. – Jim Rohn
Hence, whenever you’re confused and almost consumed by the pressure to give up, pause for a second and reflect on these simple reasons.
1. Where you started
People are quite different. Some people are so fortunate that they want something, they say it and they get it. However, a large populace aren’t often this fortunate; most are rather unfortunate — in the sense that they put in lots of effort but still find it extremely difficult to get what they really want.
The point is — when thinking of giving up, pause for a second and reflect back at where your struggles began, at your background, at the people who sacrificed the little they had for your shot at success.
Just then, you’ll be filled with reasons to endure and give it whatever it takes because the moment you give up, you not only fail yourself — you fail those who invested their little time and resources on you. And again when you give up, the only place awaiting you is your origin.
2. How you started
Was starting off your journey an easy fit? Did you have all the money and resources you needed from the scratch? Did you easily command a capital to start your journey/business and get it? Most likely, the answers are no.
After quitting, the only reality awaiting you is your old life — not just your old life, but with a little extra twinge of pain included as a result of the wasted resources and time.
3. Why you started
Did you kickstart your journey simply to be like everyone else? Most likely, you started because you have goals, dreams, and destinations you wish to attain. You started because you were unsatisfied with your old life and have an ideal lifestyle in mind.
However, are you willing to give all that up and return to point zero? Are you really willing to live through the shades of black and white and miss out on the amazing colors that an ideal life has to offer?
It’s easier to give up. However, the anguish that erupts when you’re stuck with the life you tried to flee from is unimaginable.
4. How far you’ve come
Because the journey gets tougher when the victory is nearer, it’s quite agreeable that you’ve done a lot, seen a lot and sacrificed a lot before reaching your current spot.
However, no one compensates for all that when you throw-in the towel. No one reimburses your bank account for all the money spent. No one rolls back the hands of time to compensate you for the time wasted.
It’s all or nothing. Win it or lose it. However, you can lose a thousand times and still stand a chance of winning if only you never give up.
5. Where you’ll return to
And lastly, have you gotten your life planned out the moment you give up? After you give up, are you returning to an empire or to a deserted, financially unstable origin? Do you have all the available resources and time required to start all over?
Instead of being engulfed by the feeling of giving up and the fear of failure, go the extra mile and get things done at all cost! The tougher the struggle, the greater the glory.
Give it all you’ve got. Give it all takes. Fight till the finish!
I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. – Art Williams
Crawling is acceptable
Falling is acceptable
Puking is acceptable
Crying is acceptable
Blood is acceptable
Pain is acceptable
QUITTING IS NOT!
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