Giving up and letting it go should never be an option for you. For the fact you are among the human species speaks volume. That said when you look in to human individuals — life is not that easy. people pass through different challenges every day. and when you face setbacks after setbacks, problem after problem, it can be very difficult to remain optimistic. It gets very tough to remind yourself that you are strong and that you can get through whatever problem you are facing. When life is tough, giving up seems to be the easiest way out.
But the truth is, giving up should NEVER be an option for you. when you feel like giving up, there is a LOT of untapped inner strength inside of you that you perhaps don’t know about or haven’t realized. Use that untapped strength to your advantage.
There are so many reasons why you should keep going after your dreams even though its somewhat difficult
There is only one sure thing in life and that is death. Sometimes I hate talking about death but the bitter truth is… we won’t live forever. We all have our time frame on earth. As long as you are alive you have no excuse to give up. One thing I have learnt over years is you achieve whatever you put your mind to. If you put your mind to it, you can do anything — anything is possible. I know this might sound like a cliché but I find this to be extremely important because it reminds you of the ticking clock that is your life. Every second you spend procrastinating or overthinking or are frozen with fear is a second closer to the inevitable yet only certain thing in life, your death.
A lot of people might disagree and say this is a morbid way to think, but honestly, I disagree because death is the biggest motivator. Understanding that I have limited time always spur me to action and helps me to balance my priorities. Most problems and challenges in life when likened to the ever-looming shadow of death always seem minuscule and is a good reminder to keep going. I CAN continue because I’m alive and I will continue and never giveup.
According to Christopher Reeve, So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. The only accepted excuse to give up is that you are dead…
Believe in Your Dreams
Believe in yourself even when others don’t.it is also very imperative to disassociate yourself with people who makes you feel lesser of yourself. I have been there. Bad communication corrupts good manners. You have to believe in yourself for others to believe in you. Now let me ask you this pertinent question – Would you give up on your family, your spouse or your children? Then why would you give up on yourself? You and your dreams are worth more than that. Don’t sell yourself short and don’t allow anybody bring you down. If you can dream it, you can achieve it and guess what? your dreams and aspirations are WORTH PURSUING. There have been millions of dreamers even before you imagine if they had given up the world would not have been what it is today.
When Wright brothers tried to make “flight” a reality. People laughed at them, ridiculed them and told them it was an impossible dream. But guess what? They proved the world wrong, and today flight and airplanes are now considered a common means of travel. Now tell me, if they had listened to people discouraging words and gave up on their dreams probably today we would still be taking “ships” across the ocean and to travel from Nigeria to London would have taken you someweeks!
Believe in your dreams, pay no attention to nay Sayers. Everybody cannot encourage you. You have to know what you want and go for it. Never give up on your dreams! Take that bold step today just the way the Wright Brothers did and leave a footprint even when you are long gone.
Langston Hughes will say- Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
You Possess Everything You Need
Everything you need to achieve your goal is inside of you already. The truth is, people who are successful are not very much different than you. So stop making excuses for yourself! yes you heard right. You have gotten all that it takes to make your dreams come true.
Be appreciative for your God-given capabilities and strive for success. You have got all that it takes, you have all the tools inside of you to endure and keep going. Do you think great minds like Martin Luther King Jr. or Steve Jobs never dealt with worries or difficulties? They definitely did but they never allowed their fears and anxieties stop them from achieving their dreams and their legacies were built only after they endured, pushed through and they never gave up!
Don’t Give up to Regret Much Later in Life
Personally, I feel regret is the worst feeling a person can feel. Do what you have to do now and Don’t put yourself in that regret position. Tony Robbins created a “Rocking Chair Test” which he uses with his clients and utilizes the powerful feeling of regret to motivate and inspire people to push through their anxieties. It goes like this:
Take a moment and imagine yourself at 85 years old. You’re in your rocking chair, reflecting on how you’ve lived. Imagine your life if you did whatever it is that makes you anxious or fearful; maybe it’s changing careers, learning to fly a helicopter or taking a trip somewhere new. How do you feel? What’s your life been like as a result of the decision? – Tony Robbins
Prove It to Yourself and The World That You Can
A lot of people are just there to see you give up. It is better to fail and try again than to fail and GIVEUP. You have to prove to yourself and to the world that you are strong and that you know where you belong and that you can achieve your dreams.
When it comes to life, I want you to always have an “underdog mentality”. As DJ Khaled very notably says on Snapchat “THEY DON” T WANT YOU TO WIN” and this is absolutely true. The “they” in this context are all the successful people in the world who want to hold you back and do NOT want to give you any piece of their pie. You must fight and never give up. Imagine if Steve Jobs gave up and didn’t fight till his dream was achieved and let the “they” of his time win. We wouldn’t have smartphones and and everything else that we today take for granted.
In conclusion, don’t let anything or anyone stop you from your goal. Like I said before true failure isn’t when you fail, but when you fail and give up on your dreams. Know this now, you are capable of achieving what you set your mind to and quitting is only for weak minds.