Before You Give Up, Read This!

I know what you’re thinking, “I’m done! I can’t do it. I’m so over it.” Well, I’m here to tell you don’t give up just yet. I encourage you to read this article which I believe can point you in the right direction. Before you give up, read this!

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Things get tough sometimes, don’t they? Sometimes too tough. Sometimes it even feels like it’s impossible to go on. Almost like we can’t even fathom the idea of moving onward. What if I told you that giving up now might not be the best option? What if I told you that it wasn’t an option at all? What if I told you that giving up too soon would be detrimental to what you are trying to build? 

Giving up is the easy way out. As humans, we hate failure. 

Failure does not feel good. It sucks, actually. 

It makes us feel worthless. But one failure certainly does not guarantee future failure either. One failure does not distinguish where the rest of our life is headed. So what do we do after we feel like we’ve failed? Well, we ask ourselves these questions, which I’m going to answer down below. 

What Happens If I Give Up?

Well, let’s start with this one. What do YOU think will happen when you decide to give up? Nothing good, probably. Well, maybe not. Maybe you learn something. Maybe you find something different to focus on. Maybe you give up, and your life somehow becomes better. But, what if? What if you kept going?

Maybe if you keep going, something great will happen. If you keep going, perhaps something extraordinary is waiting for you on the other side of the struggle. If you give up now, you won’t know what kind of outcome could’ve happened. That much is definite; you’ll never know what changes could’ve happened if you proceeded. The one thing I know about giving up is that it keeps your old life intact. We may learn and grow, but often times we find ourselves right where we are, at just a different moment in time. Don’t give up now. Keep going. 

Your dream is waiting.

Why Am I Giving Up? 

The next question that you need to ask yourself before giving up is, why am I giving up? Is it something somebody said that made me feel the way I do? Is it something you heard that made you think that you couldn’t succeed? Is it something that you believe or maybe don’t believe in? Whatever the cause is, you need to figure out why you are deciding that giving up might be the way to go?

What I find is that giving up is the easy choice. It’s easier because it involves less work, less risk, and less judgment. When we give up, we give in to the pressure of others and what they may think about us. Well, giving up doesn’t prove that they’re right. It proves that they think they’re right, even though they’re wrong. You can succeed if you just believe. Believe in the power and potential of your dreams. Your purpose needs to be ironclad. So before you give up, ask yourself why and then ask, is it worth it? 

Is Giving Up Worth It?

So you give up? Then what? What’s the next move? What are you going to pursue next? 

How can it be that one day we feel so fired up and passionate about something, and the next day we feel drained, exhausted, and in disbelief? It’s not that we never believed in our dreams in the first place. It’s that at one point, we felt that maybe this wasn’t the right path to follow, and we gave in to those beliefs. We gave in to the pressure that comes with following a path we know nothing about. 

It’s terrifying to follow your dreams. But to follow your dreams means to follow them through fire and flame. Dreams are not all about clouds and rainbows. Sometimes, there is a storm. But that storm goes away, and when it does, the sun will reappear. When it does appear, we’ll either be marching forward into victory or retreating backward into darkness. Which way are you going to go?

What If I Keep Going?

So we talked about giving up and why it’s bad to give up. So let’s shift gears into something a little bit more upbeat and talk about what can happen if you keep going. What if? What if you decided to keep going? Well, a lot of good stuff. 

Maybe you fail? So what? Learn from it, and move on. So what if it’s a risk? Is it calculated? Are you being careful? You’re the risk manager when it comes to your life, and you can decide how much risk you’re willing to take. 

What if people laugh at me? What will they think of me? Simple, who cares. Are you doing something that you are passionate about? is it legal? Is it safe? Is it moral or ethical? Okay, good, then it’s something that the world needs. If following your dreams turns others off, then you’re going in the right direction. You just need to keep going. Follow your dreams. Don’t give up. Even if that means losing something in return. Weigh the consequences of not living the life you were born to live.

What Will You Do Now?

The choice rests in your hands, give up or not give up; that’s the question. You have the power to give up, but you also have the ability to give in to your potential. Give in to your purpose, your passion, your fire. Give it all to your dreams. That’s how you get there. The answer to all of this is to keep going. Stay on the throttle and don’t let up unless it’s to take a breather. Breathe, exhale and push forward. You got this! Just keep going.

Stop giving up on your dreams. Start giving up on your doubts. 

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