Life can be rough. Really tough.
We are bombarded, daily, with the normal struggles in life like rent, food, water/electric/cable/phone bills but with news of impending doom thrown in our faces everyday, things can seem and often times ARE exacerbated because of it. With talk about the U.S. potentially going into war with ISIS, terrorist attacks, the threat of an Ebola pandemic and global warming, it can all be so overwhelming.
If, in the face of all that, we’re also educated yet unemployed or underemployed, divorced, homeless, separated, trapped in a relationship or in search of a meaningful one, then your self confidence, feelings of self worth, self esteem, drive, ambition and motivation can take a real tough beating. Sometimes it’s hard to wake up in the morning without wondering if life is worth it.
Yes, it is.
A recent conversation with someone very close to me moved me to my very core. He said, “Never give up. You only fail when you stop trying.”
Simple, right? Not so much. But those words are SO very powerful.
Every thing you do, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, will get you closer to your goal. If you STOP, then obviously, you will never get there. Every inch, every milestone, every movement or advancement counts. Belief in yourself and anything you do toward your goal is what will get you there – no matter how small it may seem – it IS working.
The person who spoke those words to me has seen so much adversity in his life and suffered tremendous losses … losses that would make a lot of people quit, give up, sink into a bottomless pit of depression, sadness and despair where giving up would seem the safest, easiest alternative.
But quitting is not, nor will it ever be, an option.
Whatever your goal, your dream or your vision for your life is, you MUST keep trying to reach it. If one way doesn’t work, then take a step back, regroup and attack it again. It’s okay to take a breather…figure things out…even get a little down – the key is to not stay there!
For some of us, life comes around full circle. Some of the opportunities we didn’t take advantage of previously, fortunately come back around. Seize the opportunity to make a difference this time. Believe in yourself and what you want for your life.
You have two choices. You can either spend your life dreaming for things or you can spend your life striving to make those dreams come true. Either way, life is going on, moving forward, not yielding to time. What’s it going to be?
Stay focused on the goal. Keep trying and never give up.