Despite having faced numerous setbacks, I have always kept going, carrying “Never Give Up, just try one more time” as my motto.
So how do you keep going when nothing “seems” to be working out for you? After all, how do you climb back onto the saddle when the horse has flung you off; when your plans fall to pieces and your dreams turn into ashes. “I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.” ~ Nick Vujicic
What makes some people give up whilst others hold on until the prize is won? How do you not give up when everything inside you to tells you to? When it seems your investment is yielding no returns; when your dreams seem a far stretch.
Keep focused. Be positive. Believe in yourself and your abilities. Have a good support network and actively seek out ways to help others. Be thankful for what you have, never compare yourself and most importantly, trust God and have faith.
Life will throw curve balls at you and will attempt to break you down, nothing may happen exactly as you have planned. Just when you think things are starting to turn around, life may smack you back down, but don’t despair. You will get disappointed but don’t be discouraged. Life is a constant struggle with extreme lows and highs, that’s why, it’s crucial to alwaysbuild on failure and use it as a stepping stone.
“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Denis Waitley
The road to success is quite bumpy and frankly curvy, so how do you keep going? It’s definitely about perspective, how you look at things. My formula is take things one step at a time. Have a clear road map, as with traveling any path, there will be turns, obstacles, and potholes, so you must anticipate them and adjust accordingly. Don’t take rejection personally; keep moving forward.
Visualize the end result but don’t only focus on the destination, enjoy the journey. Make a conscious decision to be happy now. Speak positive affirmations. Be patient and don’t worry. Always let Purpose, Passion, Persistence, Patience, Courage and Hope be the fellows that accompany you on your journey. Sometimes setbacks may simply mean you need to re-focus your energies on another path or improve your game plan and seek personal development. In the end though, you become stronger and the lessons learned makes you wiser.
So Keep trying, Keep reaching, Keep dreaming. You never know what’s around the corner. Even if things look bleak right now, your future is bright! “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn” ~Harriet Stowe.
Always Think Big and Never ever give up!